Being on Facebook is like receiving a Christmas letter year around. I know a lot of people say, “I would never post anything on Facebook for the whole world to look at.” I’m very trusting and like watching other people’s children and grandchildren growing up, to hear from high school friends, being able to celebrate birthdays without getting Hallmark involved, and to hear about news from my home town, “The Good and the Bad.” Bad, mostly being the obituaries of many people I’ve known since childhood.
Like every good thing, someone figures out how to turn FB into a cesspool of garbage. I’ve had to remove friends for being negative, critical, callous, fowl-mouthed, and rude. What amazes me is if these people had to get out a writing pad, pen, envelope, and stamp and run to the post office with a letter, it would not be written at all.
We have responsibility to tell the good news either by using social media or one-on-one with someone hurting. I used to mail a lot of greeting cards … “thinking of you” or “congratulations.” I know I still appreciate a card now and then from someone, usually who is not involved on social media.
God may not be on a giant computer, but he can see whatever is written in our heart and minds.
Help us, Lord, to keep our words pleasing to God. Amen.