I often wonder if as a human race, we have come to stop caring for one another as we used to, and by care I mean truly care. We may say “I’m praying for you” in a comment on a struggling friend’s Facebook status, or text someone telling them you’re sorry about a loss in their family, but how genuine are these comments? How often are we really spending time in prayer for those who we say we are praying for?
I am guilty of this time and time again and I am making a vow right now to stop. Social media has connected us to people in ways that were previously impossible, however I also feel that it has disconnected us with people in a genuine meaningful way as well. Instead of meeting up with a heartbroken friend over dinner and actually praying WITH them, we see their posts and comment, or text them with our condolences that we may not even fully mean or follow through with. If anything give that person a call if you are not able to meet up in person. It’s time to spend quality time with one another again, and stop spending “virtual” time because it is more convenient and let’s us avoid being up close and personal with those we say we care about.
Saying you care, but not acting, means you do not care at all.
So, with that being said…GO. Go find that friend, family member, or coworker who needs a shoulder to cry on not an emoji. Just GO.