Last week, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and encountered a post from a pal who was announcing they were taking a break from Facebook mainly since of all the false information, politicizing and unfavorable interactions.
I feel ya! Going on social media nowadays can feel like entering the gladiator ring. You never understand what political viewpoint is going to be thrown at you or who is going to challenge your ideology or what news short article is going to appear in your feed.
You innocently start with a desire to see “What’s up?” with some of your friends and prior to you understand it you’re participated in a heated dispute with a person you never satisfied about some political policy on which you disagree. It’s easy to get worked up and riled up.
One of my favorite authors, John Ortberg, explains his book as “Spiritual Disciplines for Dummies”, and says that the function of spiritual disciplines is really to train ourselves to enjoy God and love others more.