Jesus and Facebook by Joseph Argazzi

Excerpted from November 2, 2017 Inner Visions produced by The Agape International Spiritual Center: Jesus and Facebook by Joseph Argazzi

We cannot serve two masters, for either we will hate the one, and love the other; or else we will hold to the one, and despise the other.

Holy Bible, Matthew 6:24 

So, who’s your master, Social Media or Spirit?  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube? How many Likes you get? How many followers you have? Did your hashtag go viral?  How many retweets?  What’s your conversion rate?  How many signed up for that Summit or workshop?  You know how to funnel and create click bait, right?

Being smart and applying today’s technology can be a powerful tool. But let’s get honest. Are we committed to our message, come what may, or trying to get something from others through manipulation?

If you’re concerned about creating an effect, think on this. Jesus had 12 followers and he wasn’t all that liked by most of the establishment. And I’m pretty sure he never posted a selfie.  He did however, have a significant impact on the world with his message of love, compassion and forgiveness. And it had everything to do with the content of his character and the simplicity of his truth teachings, not how many people he could get to follow him.

Social media can be seductive and ignite a strong desire for praise. Or it can swing wide and clobber us with harsh, brutal criticism.  These are flip sides of the same coin. There’s only one question to ask.  Am I going to be obedient to my message or my number of Likes? Does my peace and prosperity come from God or how many followers I have?  It’s tricky, trust me, I’m right there with you.  But only you can know that answer and I think it’s a question worth asking.  As Bob Dylan said, You’re gonna have to serve somebody.

Affirmation:

I stand fast and obedient to the message that is seeking to be known through me.  I trust implicitly that God is the Source of my strength and realize it matters not if I have one or a million followers, as long as I am a follower of God.

And so it is. Amen

 

Joseph Argazzi

 

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