Risking the chance that I may make some enemies, this post is directed more toward Facebook than bloggers. But this venue is better for longer statements, so I am writing it here and posting a link there.
I was raised in a Methodist church and I consider myself a Christian, even though I don't go to church on a regular basis. I have attended often for 7 out of the last 10 years, but not now. I affirm our Lord and his Son as my Savior - but I do not feel the need to tell people that every day of my life. Showing by example is far more important than talking about it. I may fall short in that, but I try.
I love my husband, my son and my two daughters and all my grandchildren, cousins, etc. and if I had a brother or sister I am sure I would love them too.
I hate cancer and all other insidious diseases, even those that are invisible, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Lupus.
I love animals and I do what I can to nurture, rescue, feed, shelter and love some.
My parents and grandparents are in Heaven (presumably) and I miss them every day.
SO, people, I would be pleased if you would quit posting on Facebook and asking me to
click "like" or "share" IF:
I love Jesus. (I don't honk at the bumper stickers, either.)
If I have someone in Heaven whom I love.
If I know someone with cancer or an invisible disease.
If I love animals.
Often, the requests say to click like within a few seconds.
Please tell me how that can help anyone or anything??? Do you know anyone who admits to hating animals, loving cancer, not minding that a loved one is dead? I don't. I do know people who don't care a whit about Jesus, but they have their own religions and I am not bothered about that. But I often feel a bit guilty if I don't immediately click 'like', so I'd be much obliged if you would refrain from posting such stuff. You can ask for prayers - I am happy to do that - and it might do some good. I am fairly sure that clicking "like" has no effect.