One of the things I have learnt on Social Media (being quite active as I am, actually I live online ) is that we as Christians love our comfort zones very much. For example, we are very comfortable with a post that only requires a simple AMEN, SURE, GREAT, POWERFUL MESSAGE, WORD!, THANK YOU FOR THAT, WOW! etc, etc
However, anything that challenges our traditional way of Christian thinking makes us uncomfortable, we prefer to read that and quickly skip with no comment (perhaps a like). We are shy/afraid to comment on the deep profound stuff you just read from his or her wall, if it challenged you.
My brother and sister, if we want to grow, we must avoid escapism and burying our heads under the sand whenever we feel challenged by a different kind of thinking or perspective, hoping that “it will pass” and we can revert to the usual.
Even a good classroom teacher encourages students to be inquisitive, to contribute, share, and never to be afraid of what fellow students think of you. Just be sincere. An inquisitive student learns faster and more. I am not under any circumstance saying YOU MUST comment.
I love Social Media because it is such a wonderful forum where I can post something and in the process end up learning much more from your comments, rebukes, correction, guidance, etc. That is how a Christian grows. Facebook for example, is a form of “communing together” which many of us have physically sadly neglected.
Facebook, in particular offers a unique forum where you can ask a question/post something and in the midst of the myriad of answers/comments, you may get your answer. That is why I at times post provoking thoughts/opinions.
That way, you and me will not remain spiritual babes forever.
“Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men?”
(1 Corinthians 3:1-5)
“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”
(1 Corinthians 3:18-20)