“A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.” Ecclesiasticus 26:15
Facebook, as we know is the most popular social networking sites for connecting people all around the world. It provides a platform for making new friends, keeping track with family, relatives and best buddies. There is more to that, we can even send message, video chat, like pages and operate groups. Above all what we like is to share our statuses and post with pictures, opinions, pages, news, videos, blogs and websites and on and on….
I thought it wise to preach and evangelize to friends with status and post from Bible verses, Christian pictures, videos, news and inspiration since I first opened my Facebook account. Sooner, I realized people really did not like what I was sharing which led me to be quite unpopular among campus friends and Facebook friends.
Ya, I don’t get more likes to posts that I share and that hurts me a lot because people are not ready to accept the TRUTH and Living JESUS with those strong messages.
Facebook contacts give me feedback whenever there is something not related to Bible and Jesus but I got less likes and comments for my Facebook profile picture which sometimes put me to shame, but I did not give up serving Facebook friends with Christian posts.
In 2014 an unusual thing happened, one of church members posted a status like “Don’t be too much showy by posting Christian posts, don’t act as if you Love Christ so much by sharing such posts,” in his Facebook wall. It was a big blow to me when I read those statements and thought “Is he pointing out to me for my Christian posts.”
Soon that guy opened a different Facebook profile and sent me a request.You know what he did with new Facebook profile? He sent requests to Christian friends and started sharing Christian posts in his new Facebook profile walls. Isn’t he brainy?
And there are many Christians like him today who operate two or more Facebook profiles in Nepal. Some of them have those profiles under their own name but most of them with names like -Follower of Jesus, Salvation is Jesus, Light of World, John son of LORD- and many others. You don’t grasp identity of these people operating with such Christian profiles.
They don’t want to be unpopular in Facebook for sharing Christian post with their original identity. Hence they operate with fake Facebook profile to share Christian posts which may sound brainy, smart and wise but in reality, it’s a mere cowardice and they are ashamed of CHRIST.
What if Jesus was present here and using Facebook today? Wouldn’t it be shameful to send friend request to Jesus with fake Christian Facebook accounts and share Christian posts with HIM?
However, I have somehow not taken such a double path, double face and double standards of Facebook networking to share my Christian and non-Christian posts. People know me when I share them. They like it or dislike it; it doesn’t matter to me because I know one thing. They can’t ignore and miss the posts that I have shared. I may not have a single like, but I know I already have a million views and that is enough to glorify my LORD Jesus CHRIST in a pure substance.
It really does not matter what Christians and non-Christians think of me when I share Christ through Facebook. If they still want to be in my Facebook friend, all that they are going to get is 90% Christian posts. Even my group ‘Stop Christian Persecution and others” have membership of both Christians and non-Christians.
Though I don’t get satisfactory feedback, I am glad I am still in their Facebook friends list. Some of them have left, but I don’t mind, that doesn’t discourage me from posting Christian post because “He must become greater; I must become less”
The guy was right when he wrote don’t be showy about Christianity while posting Christian posts and I have hearken to his advice. I have tried best not to be hypocrite, but to have concern to post Christian post in genuine Facebook profile walls to serve genuine LORD.
Sad thing is that friend one day unfriended me from both of his Facebook accounts.