I’m afraid I’m not going to write this post anymore. I think I’ve left it too long. So, to conclude the others, I’ll leave you with this post, which I encourage you to read and consider:
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Prov. 12:18 NIV) I read a lot of ‘reckless words’ on Facebook – from Christians, I mean. A spouse will post something that may seem innocent on one level, but in actuality can’t help but embarrass their partner. A church member will gossip about a situation, using inflammatory language that simultaneously indicates they do not have a firm grasp on the actual facts, and, perhaps most common of all, personally insulting attacks on political leaders of the opposite party and perspective (defying Paul’s teaching in Titus 3:1-4).
It is bad enough when you gossip or slander or lie in a room or a hallway or at a restaurant table with only another person or two around, but with a medium like Facebook these sins of speech go global. And make no mistake, that’s just what they are – sins of “speech” – even if the speech takes the form of a Facebook update, a blogpost or a ‘tweet.’
Think and pray on speaking with loving grace, people. God knows we need help. He will help you to change.