Facebook has been a real struggle the last few months. There’s so many opinions and so many people sharing… Between clickbait, lewd language/images, and flat out apathy, it’s becoming a place I’d rather not be most days. 

Therein lies the problem…

My passion and profession is social media based. I’m enamored with the technology  that drives it and the bridges in human relation that are made possible because of it. And of all the social media platforms, Facebook is my favorite and my specialty. 

So, what do you do when the thing you love also makes you sad? I don’t really know. I know enough about the algorithms to reduce the frequency of my exposure to social media poison, but I also don’t think I’m really supposed to shut it all down. If I do, I run the risk of deluding myself into thinking there isn’t brokenness in this world; that there isn’t injustice; that there isn’t a need for a radical outpouring of love and healing. 

So maybe my paradox isn’t a paradox at all – maybe it’s potential…

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