There are so many aspects of the modern Christian life that can be hard to deal with at times. After all, as Catholics, we are basically going against the ideas and ideologies of 80 percent of the rest of the world. Even when the ultimate good and welfare of all is our goal, we have a tendency to get shot down because of the fact that we are rather outnumbered.
While this can be disheartening, Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen looked at it in a different way. He said,
“Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if everybody is right.”
No amount of people will ever be able to change the course of natural law or basic Christian virtue. Wrong will always be wrong and right will always be right.
So what is a girl to do?
Just as a crowd people can make a ‘difference’ in the opinions of others because they are more noticable, small things can make a difference in their opinions as well. I believe that social media is the simplest way anyone can reach a large amount of people. And though many people might argue that it is too hard of a battle to fight, there is so much good hidden in this rather secular system.
Even though there is just as much opportunity for bad as for good, I think this gives people of faith all the more reason to give it their all in social networking. There will always be people who are searching for the truth and yearning for a break from narcisicm. And while it may seem crazy, we should always be willing to share truth, no matter what.
To give you some ideas of the good that Social Media can play in our lives and the lives of others, here are some solid reasons for being an active voice in Catholic social media. I hope you enjoy this and learn how to reach out in many new ways.
Social Media is a means of encouragement:
This one is a big one. Social media, specifically Instagram and Pinterest, are wonderful platforms to share encouragement. Full Instagram accounts are dedicated to inspirational bible verses and quotes. And while it may be just a simple quote or meditation, these things might be exactly what a struggling person needs. While Pinterest is a lot less personal, it is still a wonderful platform to share encouraging posts on faith and Christianity.
Social Media is a means to stay connected with other like-minded people
Surround yourself with like-minded people online and you will constantly be covered in an uplifting atmosphere. People from all around the world are able connect through the internet and social media is a wonderful aid in this process. If you find yourself annoyed by a persons persistence or opinions on your favorite platform, simply unfollow them. Save yourself the sanity and choose to only follow people who will build you up.
There will always be people who want to listen
Where there is truth to be sought, there will always be people ready to seek it. Our presence on social media (and in person, for that matter) gives people who are searching for truth a means to ask questions and find answers. Who knows who is viewing your Facebook!! Be sure to always be a light on social media and there is no end to the range of people you could reach.
Social Media allows you to be part of an online community
Okay, Instagram is king again for this one. Lol. Instagram communities are so wonderful and filled with room for growth. Accounts like Blessed Is She, She Is, Catholic Femininity, and so many more flourish with the help of dozens of women who are truly in love with the Lord. These women write devotionals, help with podcasts, and encourage through insta posts and stories. This is such a wonderful means of community with a wide radius of places and people from all over the country, or even world.
So are you up for the challenge??