If ancient people can do it, so can we

We live in the age where almost 60-70% of the population owns at least one cellphone.

Where Facebook outgrew the population of the Vatican by millions.

Where telecommunication companies spend billions and earn trillions. With these in mind it only shows that we value communication that much. I don’t think so.

Maybe we have come to the point that we all know how important communication is, that’s why we have come up with these ideas to make communication easier. With a gazillion ways to transfer messages I don’t think the problem is the channel but the message being delivered. We often encounter problems that sprung up from miscommunication. That’s common nowadays.

Building the Tower

Back in the days where there are no telephones, no internet, and no post offices and postcards, there was this group of people who decided to build a city and a tower to make a name for themselves and live together. This unnamed group of people was so good at communicating with one another they were able to start building their gargantuan project. This project was the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

God knew their plans and with His great wisdom thought of a way to stop them.

Did he shake the earth from its core to destroy the tower? No.

Did he send pestilence to stop construction? No.

Instead He confused their language—their strength as a community. And that was the end of their project as we know it.

The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. (Genesis 11:6-8)

Communication is vital. It is the very heartbeat of every relationship. Knowing how to properly communicate makes impossible things possible. The question is how do you communicate? And what do you communicate?

We live in the age where we have the tools to effectively communicate to millions of people in a speed of light. Let’s be more diligent and responsible with these tools that we have. Remember, the issue now is not really the channel but the message we deliver.

current mood: sana madoble ko sarili ko.

2 thoughts on “If ancient people can do it, so can we

  1. Hi Anna! I really like what you posted here. It really makes sense. Super nakaka-relate ako. I’ll highlight this paragraph:

    Communication is vital. It is the very heartbeat of every relationship. Knowing how to properly communicate makes impossible things possible. The question is how do you communicate? And what do you communicate?

    Can I borrow this line? I’ll post it to my fb.

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