S2E3 | Instagram is Not Your Bible

Season 2 | Episode 3
40m | Nov 12, 2021

For many of us, there probably isn't a day that goes by without checking in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or the host of other social media sites out there. Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends, learn something new or even share your faith, but as with all things we can also run the risk of spending too much time on our apps and lose sight of our intentions. As Catholics, how can we be good stewards of social media and use is to glorify God? It's a fine balance and a great opportunity: one that God can certainly use and work through, if only we cooperate with Him.

Thoughts to ponder from this episode:

  • On average, how much time do you spend on social media? If you have access to Screen Time or a similar kind of app, check to see how much time you spend on any given social media. Is it more or less than you expected? If it's more and you're hoping to curb it, what are some things that you can do to intentionally fill that time instead?
  • The use of social media for evangelization is a beautiful way to use the tools we've been given for good, and can be a great way to live out the New Evangelization. How can you ensure that your online and offline life is aligned? How can you be more intentional with your use of social media?
  • Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." We'll be the first to admit that sometimes we post on social media to seek attention or draw praise to ourselves! In everything that we do, we need to remember whose we are and why we're doing what we're doing, and with social media and digital evangelization, this is no different.

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