In today’s world it is so easy to be quick to anger and forget about compassion. With social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, we are given immediate outlets to express our anger and many people are quick to do so. It is strange how all of us can have anger towards random people and events that do not affect us but we suddenly feel the need to express our opinion of the matter. Just recently I saw something about a feud between a couple of Hollywood celebrities and everyone was picking sides even though the majority of these people do not know these individuals.
When you get on social media, are you more prone to react to the posts of joy or the ones of anger? When you look through a friend’s or stranger’s posts are you moved to compassion or anger? Do you immediately show compassion for those in difficult situations or do you get angry at the person you believe is causing a problem instead? My challenge to you is to follow the LORD’s example.
Instead of picking sides in an online or non–virtual battle between friends or strangers, reach out in compassion to someone who is expressing anger or hurting. Tell them you are praying for them, offer a helping hand, or point them to Jesus. Be slow to anger or to fuel anger. Show compassion and loving-kindness like Jesus does.