No kidding, Benedict XVI is text-messaging the young Catholics gathered in Australia for World Youth Day (h/t Delana!). Here’s the message (link here),
Young friends, God & his people expect much from u, because u have within u the Father’s supreme gift: the Spirit of Jesus – BXVI
Any of you getting text-messages from your congregations? Any of you sending text for updates at your Church? Hey, if the Pope can do it then we can too, right!?
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i think my favorite is how he signed off: BXVI
No kidding. I saw a video and they pronounced it “B-16!”
I see this happening more and more in youth ministry. I say “why not!”
I’ve always appreciated your “why not” attitude! What prevents us from this kind of creativity?
wait. i was tickled by the BXVI that i totally didn’t noticed that BXVI is as lazy as our teens today. he couldn’t type “you” and went for the “u.”
that’s a lot funnier than BXVI
And I hear that he’s really sharp at WoW.
Oh man…that’s hilarious!
Text messaging with the kids in the youth group here in Antlers has been very helpful both in communication and in bonding, I believe. We’ve been texting with the kids for a couple of years but are just beginning to exchange some text msgs with the 20s and 30s adults in the church.