I read something this past week, and well, it bothered me.
It is becoming increasingly clear that one is being forced to stand up for the One they believe in, or for what they believe in. Moral issues are being thrown in our faces. There is open talk about what some call right, and what others call wrong. Used to, you could stay quiet and say, “What they do behind closed doors is their business.” Today, the doors are being ripped off their hinges and the whole world can now see what individuals believe.
What bothered me was some people’s response to this “In your face” attitude, and so I pondered, what would Jesus’ response to this be? You don’t have to look very long in the word of God to find the answer:
Later when Jesus was eating supper at Matthew’s house with his close followers, a lot of disreputable characters came and joined them. When the Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company, they had a fit, and lit into Jesus’ followers. “What kind of example is this from your Teacher, acting cozy with crooks and riffraff?” Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders.” Mat. 9:10-13 (MSG)
The truth is; God gives man freewill, so who are we not to? Are we greater than God? If you see something on TV or on Facebook, you don’t agree with or like, and can’t find something “graceful” to say then just scroll on. I do that whenever I see post about dogs and cats. “Change the channel” if you will.
Is Jesus on Facebook? No, but we who claim to be His followers are.
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3 thoughts on “Jesus on Facebook”
I wasn’t clear what you are implying. Should we not respond? Should we ignore what is being said? Or are you simply saying if you are going to say something, say it in grace, otherwise stay out of the debate? Sometimes I ignore statements because it isnt worth arguing over. Other times though I am the one who posted. I never post anything rude nor demeaning. Sometimes I share and people get flustered because of a fact. It depends on the individual. If its a rude comment I just let them post their opinions and ignore it. I do like Facebook because it motivates us to seek God. Many people are my site are so encouraging. Well there’s my 2 cents.
Beehopper, thanks for the comment. I apologise for any confusion. My main point was to “not” unfriend someone simply because of where they are in life or because of the things they believe to be true. If I see someone post something I don’t like or agree with I personally just scroll on. I hope that clears things up. Thanks for reading my blog. I enjoy yours.
Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying. It is so important to use wisdom. 😊 I totally agree with your statement.