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The Sacred Facebook Scrolls

Thomas a KempisIn light of our daily Facebook meditations, consider this quote from Medieval monk, Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), from the book, The Imitation of Christ.

We could enjoy much peace if we did not busy ourselves with what other people say and do, for this is no concern of ours. How can anyone remain long at peace who meddles in other people’s affairs; who seeks occasion to gad about, and who makes little or no attempt at recollection? Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace.

What do you think? Is the very nature of such a social medium a distraction far too costly to our own spiritual growth? One could, in a very real sense, sum up their Facebook posts in a lively Christmas letter once per year and get on with the busyness of the Kingdom of God. How much of our time and attention to such a tool is inhibiting, blocking, and/or disrupting a relationship with the Living God?

How could Facebook be re-purposed? How could the sacred Facebook Scrolls be put in proper perspective so we can shift our attention to the posts of the Lord?

Thanks for reading,
~ Ted

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