Tonight at the food pantry our church cooks for once a month, I noticed one woman checking her smart phone for messages. Another carried one with an earpiece. The man who coordinates the meal begins the devotional time by asking everyone to silence their cell phones.
I don't begrudge anyone their cell phones or think that having a $500 phone means they're somehow not poor. I've no idea what their circumstances are.
But I have to note that when people who qualify as "poor" in 2012 can own technology that the richest people in the world couldn't have owned in 1992, it couldn't hurt to give a little thanks for the world we live in today.