I have two colleagues who are known as “The Deleters”. They delete nearly every email they receive, keeping their inbox to a very tidy minimum. They are even known to exercise mass deletion…Too many emails at once?...After a brief scan of the subject lines to catch anything important, just delete them all! They like to think of this as a selective, voluntary computer crash.
I, on the other hand, am an email packrat. I can’t seem to throw anything away! Not only this, but I don’t manage to stay on top of my email, so I end up with hundreds of ones flagged to indicate they need a reply and others that have never been read. Yet I hang on to them all! I recently discovered the joys of the “archive” function, so now I have moved all my emails from 2003-2005 out of my inbox…yet I didn’t have to delete them! Yes people, I have kept emails from 2003 and still don’t want to get rid of them.
This brings me to my meditation…What would Jesus save? Any thoughts?