Feed the birds – tu’pence a bag. It’s a very long time since Londoners feed the birds.

Actually I’ve been in London today enjoying my Christmas present, a day at Leith’s School of Cookery. Went on the train, and had the usual experience when we pulled out of Kings Cross – everyone went for their mobile phones to say “I’m on the train, I’ll be home at this time”.

Which got me thinking about how in touch we all want to be these days. There’s rarely a moment when others aren’t aware of where we are and what we are doing. In Woody Allen’s 1971 film Play it Again, Sam, Dick Christie (Tony Roberts) continuously calls his office to forward the number of his current location, at times relaying three phone numbers in advance. 35 years later and we don’t need to ring in advance – we are just found by our mobiles. We are always available.

Is that a good thing? What happens if the train is delayed. Wont people unnecessarily worry. What if I haven’t had an immediate response to a text. Is the recipient ok, or just too busy to reply? Where are the moments of inaccessibility? Of times to re-align with God.

Maybe that’s what the Bible means when it says: Do not worry, saying “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we eat?” or What shall we wear?” …. Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself”.