I always told you I hated Facebook and such other gismatic
fling-flang, and I feel vindicated now, following the scandal revealed
last week about Facebook.
Instead of Facebook and such other sites, people should meet in person or at least phone or write.
Moreover, this kind of social media encourages people to be prideful
and to try to attract the attention and “likes” of other people.
Facebook users are in fact trying to create a group of fans who will
follow them and “like” them. What they want, in reality, is to become
some kind of little stars. This is really nothing less than a form of
“Cult of Man”, where one is worshiping oneself and wants to have as big
a group of “faithful” as possible…
Not a Christian attitude at all. Just think of Our Lord who has
humbled himself to the point of becoming a man, taking our sins on His
shoulders, and dying on the Cross in our stead. The same Our Lord who
said we had to learn from Him (and imitate), that He was “meek and
humble of heart”.
Can you imagine the most humble Blessed Virgin Mary on Facebook (or
other such sites), showing virtual “friends” pictures of her new blue
veil? Or telling them what she ate last night? Or showing them the
recipe for the cake Her Son likes most? Or telling them what she is
going to buy next time she goes to the big market in Jerusalem? No,
really! What nonsense!
Let us not be like Paul VI and Vatican II! Let us have the Cult of God instead of the Cult of Self!!
I have to stop here, as Facebook and other such sites are raising my blood pressure… Not good…
Let us all be real, and be serious in trying to please the Father by
imitating His Son. Let us pray the Blessed Virgin Mary to obtain us the
grace of humility!
Have a Holy Holy Week!