I don’t have time to update my Facebook status right now. I will try to do that later in the day. Perhaps I will enthrall you with details of my glorious wait in a checkout line. I may leave you spellbound with the description of the food I consume for lunch. Maybe I will insist that you listen to a song that I found uplifting. If you are lucky, I may send you a link to a video of an adorable kitten doing something outrageously cute. It could be that I pass along an inspirational quote that you simply must share with all of your friends…that is, if you really love Jesus.
I’m kidding, of course. I have been guilty of using Facebook to share trivial thoughts that have come to my mind. And I suppose that I can be a bit overbearing at times. But we have to be careful that we don’t become so consumed with the minor details of our own lives and pushing our opinions on others that we forget to be a true friend.
So let’s enjoy all of our modern technological ways of communicating with each other. But let’s stay really connected. Friendship doesn’t occur in isolation. It requires involvement, and sometimes the willingness to sacrifice our own desires for the needs of others.
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”—1 John 4:11.