I did something dumb this morning. I scrolled mindlessly through my Facebook thread. Never a good idea. But I did learn a few things as I scrolled.
I learned Trump is the best president ever. I learned Trump is the worse President ever.
I learned J-Lo is an amazing performer. I learned J-Lo’s act was distasteful and shameful.
I learned Gayle King was an amazing reporter. I learned Gayle King should be ashamed of herself.
It seems on Facebook opinions are like arm pits – everyone’s got them and often forget to deodorize them.
What would Jesus say about all of the above? I believe if Jesus had a Facebook account, I think He would post:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
John 13:34 NKJV
““Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37 CSB
“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
John 8:11 NKJV
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6 NKJV
“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
John 3:17 NKJV
I believe Jesus would use His Facebook posts to point people to the Father rather than a political party.
I don’t think Jesus would have written an “Open Letter” to J-Lo. I think he would’ve asked the disciple without sin to write it.
We are Jesus’ hands and feet. We are His Facebook Post-ers
So let us use our social media to:
Love rather than judge.
Forgive rather than condemn
Believe the best rather than declare the worse.
Seek to find the good in others even if you disagree with them.
Next time, before you post anything, ask yourself, “What did Jesus say?” Then post in agreement with that.