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Anti-Social Networking February 14, 2010

Posted by Taylor in Uncategorized.
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“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete” (2 John 12)

Facebook states on their homepage: “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” However, does Facebook really connect us with people in our life? If we are on the computer, aren’t we actually away from the presence of others? Purposeful, fulfilling relationships with others brings a joyful community into our lives. We share each others griefs, joy, pains, sorrows, comfort, and strength. The wisest writers have always told us that it is better to have a few true, lasting friendships than to have many shallow relationships. Pour into the meaningful relationships in your life, not through a computer screen, but face to face. As we  love others, we’ll find our joy increasing. Usually we serve ourselves through social networking. We want to logon and look at others information and photos, but we don’t really want to be involved in their life. As we learn to instead serve others and take a deep interest in walking this path in community, we will find ourselves much more fulfilled. Much more joyous.

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