Occasionally people on social media will try to pressure me into sharing a particular post that they are passionate about. Their position basically boils down to this: You can’t really hate cancer, or love Jesus, etc. unless you pass along my brilliant words of wisdom.
I disagree with that. Furthermore, I think that there are too many people who think that they have served Jesus and their fellow humans simply by clicking on “Share” and then refusing to otherwise lift a finger to ever help anyone else.
I recently received a rather heavy-handed suggestion (threat?) that I pass along a particular public service announcement. The implication was that if I did not share this wonderful post with all my friends my heart could not possibly be in the right place. What was the topic of this post? Bullying! I kid you not!
Please tell me you see the irony.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”—Matthew 7:3.
Regarding your entry on bullying in social media, yes, there is some great truth in what you say. How does one handle it when someone sends a message and says that you must pass the message on ‘if you love Jesus” or “if you want a cure for cancer” or if that or if this ? I will way that I handle it is this, I read the message first, and since I don’t generally pass on many messages at all, usually I will not spread the message. But I will send a reply to the person telling them that I don’t do “chain letters or chain emails” or “chain texts” . Years ago everyone knew that chain letters were illegal and they knew that it was just good to not pass these letters on. Now that the chain letter has gone the way of electronics, people don’t even realize it when they are sending a chain letter — via social media. Good entry, good points ! Yes I don’t do chain letters not even in social media, not even for causes or cases that I truly believe in!