I’ve tried this once before. A Facebook Fast for lent. It wasn’t easy and I wrote a couple of blog posts about why. (You can read those here.) I know some folk have begun to get down on Facebook (too many “cat videos”; “who wants to hear/see pictures of someone’s dinner”; “it’s all Humblebragging; etc.
I for one am not ashamed to admit that I LOVE Facebook. Still. Whether it’s cool or not, it’s fun, mostly informative, and has reconnected me with people I knew in high school, college, past churches, past jobs/careers, long distance family. It’s been an extension of community in a very profound way for me since I first started my Facebook page back in 2007.
This practice of giving something up for lint has been mostly a fail for me for years. (If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll say a little prayer for me for strength and discipline to not merely sign off but to pick up a new awareness of God’s presence in my life. You’ll probably still see an occasional post show up on my time line (I have some things set to automatically post…like my occasional tweets and blog posts like this one.) I’ll have to log in occasionally to post something to my youth group FB pages. However, I’m going to ignore the addictive little red number that shows up in the top of the window and on my Facebook app…(note to self: you probably should delete that app for the time being.) This was very hard to do last time (I wrote about that here.)
Peace and blessings to you during this time of lent! See you Easter Sunday!