I am faced with a dilemma. I have become dependent upon Facebook as the source of most of my social connection. That, in itself, is pretty pathetic. I know that. I get that. Being one that lives alone with my husband, with all my children living far from home, I feel like I am able to stay in touch with many friends and family members and feel connected to their day-to-day lives. As Martha would say, It's a Good Thing.
Yet, in the same breath, I must declare that much of the time Facebook really brings me down. I have become so tired, so weary, of the "yelling" that happens, as people try to make their opinions heard over the fray. I am sick of the name-calling. I am sick of the arguments. I am just sick.....
As I search for a solution, I ask myself if closing my account is the best alternative. It can't be. I would miss it so much. And yet, I wouldn't miss all of it. It would be refreshing in some regards. I do welcome everyone's opinion, and learn so much from others' insights. But is outrage the only answer to the troubles of the world? I think there must be a peaceful way to express our frustrations without relying on name-calling.
As the history of the world winds down to its close, to its final showdown; as it escalates in intensity and drama and hatred and iniquity, can't we stand forth as examples of peace, as disciples of Jesus Christ? Can't we stand together in holy places, watching and aware of the turmoil around us, yet not get dragged down into the ugliness?
I guess I need to do some real soul-searching.