Please Don’t Leave Social Media during Lent … pretty please

Really. Don’t leave for Lent.  I understand that many use this hiatus to spend more time working on their own personal spiritual growth and I can completely respect that HOWEVER…. please don’t completely disappear for 40 days when social media needs you the most.  Okay, I’ve always had a flair for the dramatic but this is a serious situation.  Here’s why… 

Lent is a time that many people, especially those who may have been lukewarm, maybe a bit disassociated or just plan lax work to spice or rejuvenate their faith life.  The internet just happens to be a place many people turn for guidance and even community to make that happen.  So, what happens when those who are most likely to post something faith based, could possibly answer questions or would be open to connect as community make a mass exodus off social media during Lent??  There are great missed opportunity to evangelize, catechize and support those seeking meaning through an experience with Christ this Lent.

Some alternatives to consider if you simply must follow some type of social media blackout … Read MORE

 

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