A day without radiation is a day without sunshine.
- A lot of people on my friends list never go outside, so this won’t apply to them.
I have a Facebook page. Lots of you already know this because you're on my friends list. I have Facebook because I have kids. Liddy thinks it's easier to Facebook me than ring home ~ that aside it's the easy way to keep track of what my under age child is doing. She's pretty good because basically she's a pretty good kid & I spend most of my Facebook time playing games. I wanna talk, I come blog.
After 5 years or so I have a pretty random list of *friends*. Some actually are, some are on~line friends & some are...well, completely random. And some are friends & family. I'm not a huge fan of Facebook as a social network thing but as a social phenomenon it's weird. How weird is weird? Well, I have a *friend* I only know on Facebook. She seems nice enough & she's a Christian & her posts are mostly kind & often interesting. I don't often comment because she gets lots of males whose comments are downright harsh so I was shocked but hardly surprised when one gentleman derided another for the content of his Facebook page.
Now I have no idea what the content in question was ~ & I do not care ~ but it has raised a very interesting question for me. I have noticed many Christians use Facebook to propagate their brand of Christianity & they spend a lot of time arguing theology ~ which screws with my head. I honestly don't see the point. They hob~nob together in their own little enclave ~ & again, that is fine. I do not care. Why would I? But, huge but, if the Holy Spirit has not convicted a person about something then condemning that person is a pretty useless act. Thing number one. Thing number two: I've logged onto my Facebook page some days & the comments that come up make my hair stand on end. True. Because not everyone on my friend's list is a Christian.
If you've read here long enough you know I'm not a big evangelizer. I have a different sort of calling on my life & the Spirit rarely gives me opportunities to spread the word as such ~ not the way Liddy is always getting opportunities. However here is the thing; I do get opportunities on Facebook to contribute a stray, gentle comment testifying to the Truth that resides within me ~ opportunities I would never get if I eradicated certain people off my friend's list.
And so dear blogging buddies, if you are unfortunate enough to come across some highly dubious content on Facebook do not for a moment think I endorse this way of life but in charity & for Christ's sake remember that these may provide opportunities for outreach & the spreading of the kingdom of Grace. Ditto for others you may know. That is all.