Apparently there are invisible creatures wandering around St. Sebastian.
No, not angels and saints - although I hope they are - it’s just that I am not talking about them.
All of a sudden, starting last week, there have been older teens and twenty year olds wandering around the campus staring at their phones. An unusual amount of them. They are very polite and respectful, and quiet. I wanted to go up to someone and ask, “What are you doing here?” but was afraid that they might think I didn’t want them here. I do. I just wanted to know what attracted them.
All of them seem to eventually end up sitting on the bench in front of the church. After sitting there for a few moments, they get up and walk away as quietly as they came and I’m left scratching my head.
Then an article comes out in the paper about the Pokemon Craze engulfing Akron. Apparently it is a virtual reality game of sorts where you can collect little creatures that inhabit the land, one of which seems to have taken up temporary residence on our plaza.
This is so incredibly cool.
But it make me think . . . what is there to learn from this? This “free app” has already earned billions of dollars and has our youth out walking around all over the place. What is the attraction and can we as Church do something similar to get people crazed about faith and saints, God and virtue???