Facebook, Twitter and the likes have been influencing our lives in a big way. The power of suggestion had never been this effective. When something goes viral then one is probably on the right track.
The social media world buzzed about a video by Invisible Children to make Joseph Kony famous. One day, my Facebook and Twitter feeds were all about this video. I did watch the entire 30-minute video. I was moved, and knowing how I have a heart for injustices and children, I cried. I said a prayer for the kids and those who are behind the movement.
The automatic thing to do was hit the Share button which I did and I shared it via Twitter and Google+. But not on Facebook where I have more contacts. Something was just not right in my heart which I cannot explain. I went through my Twitter feed and my curiosity led me to reading articles from TIME, Huffington Post and Mashable.
Then I found this tweet from Louie Giglio --
— Louie Giglio (@louiegiglio) March 8, 2012
Why yes? It will always be about Him. In my heart, I'd rather make Jesus famous first. PERIOD. I am not saying I do not want to help out Invisible Children and their cause. I am being called for something else.
Yesterday, an unfortunate incident happened to Jason Russell, the filmmaker of the Stop Kony/Make Kony Famous video. I learned about it from a blog post of Donald Miller --
I was told to be compassionate towards Jason Russell and Invisible Children rather than be judgmental. I greatly appreciate reading this post first than the news. Oh, people were definitely judgmental and hurtful based on the comments and tweets.
My lessons learned are (1) It is okay not to do what everyone else is doing, and (2) I should hold off being judgmental and practice compassion instead.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!