Warning! This is a Facebook rant. Now, I’m certainly not anit-Facebook. In fact, I’m borderline addicted. However, this is just one of those things that drives me crazy, so I’m giving you fair warning, this is a short rant.
Could we go next week without one of those generic, “form status’” that we are supposed to post for one hour telling certain people how much we love them or in honor of people who face tremendous difficulties in life? Seriously. In fact, I think I have a better idea. How about you actually give a call to that person who is so dear to you in life? I mean I would rather have my kids come to me, sit down with me, look me in the eye and say, “Dad you are special. We love you and appreciate all that you have done for us.” Wouldn’t you much rather have that than some Facebook status that they didn’t even write themselves posted for all the Facebook world. You know all those people who are suffering hardships that you want to honor? How about you go and actually give them a visit, a phone call or send them a card? That would make so much more of an impact on them than a generic status on Facebook. You want to honor someone who struggled in life with a certain disease or issue? Find someone suffering today and physically do something for them. Spend a few minutes with them. Encourage them. Pray with them. That’s the best way you can honor those who have already faced those difficulties and their memory. You want to honor people who have lived a life of sacrifice? Honor them by living out the values and causes for which they sacrificed. That’s the way to honor them and their memory. It’s actions, not words that matter. So just for this next week, “Do it” don’t “Post it”.