This weekend reminded me why I will always have a love/hate relationship with social networking. In one way, I saw it used to greatly enhance an event we were doing at Centerpoint. In another way, I saw it used to discuss a serious & private matter in a very hurtful & public way.
Facebook & Twitter aren’t going away but we would do well to remember that our words are our words whether spoken or typed. It’s easy to hid behind a screen & type critical statements we would never say publicly. Letting people know you’ve had a rough day is one thing but openly flaunting personal matters or tearing others down simply isn’t acceptable.
If Jesus lived in today’s culture I’m convinced he would re-write Matthew 12:34 to say “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks & the fingers tweet.” Our words matter to God & it’s time we start realizing this. I have been that angry person behind the screen & through failure, I have worked to change my ways.
What might life look like if we approached our posts & tweets with grace?
Thoughts to ponder.