Tuesday, June 30, 2015

If I Spent the Same Amount of Time Praying as I Do Facebooking…


What I believe wholeheartedly may not what someone else believes.  That's what makes me unique.  It's what makes someone else unique, too.  Some would say that’s what makes the world go round. 

If you know me, you know that I have strong opinions about parental rights and vaccine choice and that I’m a hardcore Catholic.  The fact that I have strong opinions about these topics and that I am that hardcore Catholic has never stopped me from making friends.  It has not stopped me from having polite conversations with others who may have the opposite opinion either.  People have always been opinionated.  It would be a tad boring if we were all the same.  

FB hasn't been boring the last few days.  With all the hot topics out there on social media the last few days, things have been interesting.  Things have also been unsettling.  I'm all for expressing strong beliefs and opinions and for having lively discussions.  But...

Words have been said.  And not nice ones. 

Conversations have gotten heated.  And some a little out-of-hand.

Friends have dropped lifelong friends from their lists.  Even though each of them held that opposite and very strong belief just the day before.  

Opinions matter.  I thought friends did, too. 

Until things settle down, I’m taking a break from Facebooking.  I’m going to find something else to read, to think about, and to reflect on.  I’ve been spending way too much time on Facebook anyway.  My personal time, my kids’ time, my prayer time—I’ve let Facebook take priority over some of those things.

I wonder, if I spent the same amount of time praying (or reading, or cleaning, or exercising, or playing with the kids) as I do Facebooking, how much more fulfilling my life could be.  I won’t know that until I log out.  

Now’s as good a time as any to do that. 

xo, Cat

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