Been There. Doing That.
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Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh, our fearless leader, and his minions of the month: Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, Tanya Miranda!
This month's insecurity is how to deal with social media. Or more precisely, figuring out how to navigate all the online fights and squabbles. Left and right, there was plenty of crap slinging here in the USA over the last couple of weeks!
Now, don't get me wrong- I'm all for standing for your beliefs. Difference is good. Debate is good.
Name calling and broad-brush, knee-jerk judgments are NOT good. And as a Christian, my religion (by my understanding) teaches me that God is the creator of all.
From the earth and stars to the humans I feel more like choking than hugging- they are all loved by Him. And I'm sure that like any good Father, He's probably not impressed with us picking up His mantle and acting as judge, jury, and emotional executioner.
I know, I know...each side wants to save or educate the other. But with neither side wanting to budge, social media quickly devolves from friendly gathering to hellish reunion where siblings beat the snot out of each other as they vie for parental approval.
*In an effort to maintain full disclosure and honesty:
I'm working hard on practicing what I'm preaching, but in my heart, I'm still feeling more like this:
But I'm getting there!!