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It's time for a new SOCIAL MEdia pledge

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Catholic tradition holds us to three Lenten observances: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. For most people though, it’s all about the fasting and the sacrifice. “What will I be giving up this lent.”

A new trend  that is gaining popularity is to give up Social Media, such as Facebook, for Lent.This can seem like a worthwhile sacrifice, if we were to approach social media as if it were just technology and devices. But the truth is social media is relationships.I would no more give up my relationships for six weeks than I would give up church.I do recognize that the problem for some is that they have gone to the extreme and thus neglect their face-to-face relationships.For those folks it would be time to implement a Lenten Fast or a scaling back. Just like our rules of fasting for Ash Wednesday or Good Friday We cut back to one main meal and the rest light meals.Perhaps the same principal could apply..

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