Enter one church in France and you will see the sign below.
The translation is:
“By entering this church it may be possible that you hear “the call of God”.
However, it is less probable that He will call you on your mobile.
Thank you for turning off your phones.
If you want to talk to God, enter, choose a quiet place and talk to him.
If you want to see him, send him a text while driving.”
So we’d love to see you here in church but if this text message pops up on your mobile then you may have missed a sign somewhere.
Then again, there are plenty of stories of tweeting Vicars these day, even during the service. So a bit of a dilemma whether to turn off or on…