Prayer 173: When progress isn’t progress

Dear God

Ooh look, a whole week off when I can just relax and not have to do anything! What a miracle indeed in these hugely busy times. Speaking of which, is it just me or does the arrival and development of the Internet mean we simply have more and more things to do and worry about?

I remember with some irony many years ago when my boss at the time told me that the introduction of computers into the office meant that we would have a lot more leisure time. Ha! As if, eh. As it turned out, computers meant we just had to get a lot more done in our working day – which just goes to show that sometimes progress isn’t necessarily good for us. Something to ponder about indeed …

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