“Dialogue is best done in relationship, over breaking bread, over coffee.” From On Sharing Bedrooms and Dialogue
As I think about the next year in the United States, I look back on something I wrote in the past, and I pray I will stay true to that conviction.
“We all have strong convictions that could lead to ugly. Human reactions, emotions and interactions are complex. And there are some things that I won’t discuss online, not because I lack conviction but because the potential for misinterpretation is too high…”
And this from my friend Tara:
“…I don’t need to battle over politics because I have a massive fight on my hands as it is.
The battle to walk closely with Him day-by-day.
The battle to be salt, to be light.
The battle against my own sin and depravity.
The battle to love my neighbor well.
The battle to act justly; to love mercy.
The Kingdom isn’t so much about how I vote (or promote my vote on-line) – the Kingdom is more about the way I love and live and act toward the lost and hurting around me.”
“I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3
2 thoughts on “Short Sunday Thoughts: On Politics and Facebook”
No one has ever changed my mind about politics by posting rants on Facebook. If you want to me understand your point of view, talk to me, face to face. Love this.
With all the rhetoric we are bombarded with these days, thank you Marilyn for this perspective. Personally I do not want my FB filled with political and other controversial topics. All are good and debates are needed. However, there are other platforms from which such dialogue and interaction can flow, preferably face to face. Thanks to Tara for her comment.