We have Facebook but nothing equaling its popularity as a public domain for discussing faith in God and nurturing the spirit. Actually, I have not found Facebook to contribute to my spiritual experience, but to be a distraction from it. Consequently, Facebook has been an addiction to a sharing of finite rather than infinite matters. Perhaps that problem is only unique for me or others can also identify. C.S. Lewis said, “All that is not eternal is eternally useless.” So, if it does not have lasting value, there’s no value in it. I am not suggesting that Facebook is immoral; merely recognizing that I have been overly indulgent in my time with it. After all, it really is about finding balance, eh? So, it is my intention to make this my positive contribution to Facebook. Politics is not my genre of expertise, anyway. Instead, ultimately, it has been a detour down a dead-end road. And, I intend that to apply to me and to me only. Some are only too aware that the majority of my Facebook posts have been political and, at times, controversial. During the recent U.S. Presidential election cycle, I lost some friends and, perhaps, created enemies. So, this is a matter of intentionality for me to regain focus, reengage my expertise, and encourage the spirits of others. Just as an addendum, I will be gingerly determining to what degree I become involved with Facebook in the future. It is my hope to remain vigilant about “encouraging one another while there is still time.”
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