Maybe you’ve heard of FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out? It’s the fear that somewhere someone is watching, or reading, or tweeting, or experiencing something better than what you are experiencing right now. It’s the low level of anxiety so many of us feel that keeps us tethered to our devices, trolling Facebook or the NYT or Instagram to see what we might be missing.
Newsflash: what we’re missing – more often then not – is life, which continues to go on all around us while we have our eyeballs glued to a screen.
So let’s talk about JOMO, the Joy of Missing Out, and see where God might be found if we put down our screens for a moment and just look up.