I know I’m probably going against the grain here, but that’s kinda what I do…

Jimmy Kimmel declared November 17th National Unfriend Day to encourage people to ‘cut the fat’ from their Facebook friends lists. Makes sense, right? After all, who wants friends that send all those annoying Farmville requests no matter how many times you ignore them?

Um, well, Jesus would…

I can’t help but to think about how thankful I am for the fact that Jesus would NEVER unfriend me, no matter how annoying I get.

A couple of passages come to mind…

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

~ Deuteronomy 31:8

Because of this great love that we receive, we’re encouraged to to return it to others…

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

~ Proverbs 3:3

So I’m wondering… how Christ-like is it to ‘unfriend’ people. Shouldn’t we rather be reaching out to those who ‘annoy’ us the most, and share the extravagant love that we’ve been given?

I’m not the best at keeping up with this, but I love doing what I call the 3-by-3 challenge. Rather than unfriending someone on Facebook today, maybe we can try picking up this activity for a while…

Share an encouraging comment (or prayer) with three people you know on Facebook three times per week.

Thoughts?

[national unfriend day]: who would Jesus unfriend?

by Dan King time to read: 1 min
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