Like any man-made thing, social media is neither good nor bad in and of itself. It’s how we use it that makes the difference. If we use it to tear people down, to destroy them, to exact our pound of flesh, then it’s a bad thing. IF we use it to build people up, if we use it to spread the Good News, if we use it to show our Christian faith, then it’s a good thing.We have the opportunity and possibly the responsibility to shift the tone of the online space. We can shine with the light of God’s love by sharing the Good News, being personal and authentic, and showing mercy to others in our online community. The power of social media in our society is expanding. Rather than abandon it, hide from it or shut it out, we need to engage and be present! Not just be present, but to live our Joy in Christ and light up the Digital Continent with God’s love for all.
Copyright 2019 Lisa Henley Jones
About the Author
Lisa Henley Jones is a wife, mom, native Texan, and parish communications director. She enjoys reading, walking, going on date nights, and cheering on her kids in their activities. As a social media consultant, Lisa teaches Catholic parishes to engage, inspire, and evangelize on social media. Find her blog at Of Sound Mind & Spirit and her social media course at Parish Social Media.