Have you ever blocked somebody on Facebook or on another social media? Or worst, have you ever BEEN blocked by somebody? Either way, it’s never a nice experience. If you have blocked somebody it’s because that person offended, stalked or was even hostile towards you. If you were blocked, then you have some serious issues that need to be taken care of.
I’ve gone through both experiences. Of course, I don’t think that I’m mean; but I admit, I’ve had my moments when kindness hasn’t been my best trait. I’ve had to ask for forgiveness many times…and I’ve had to forgive many times more. But if a person doesn’t want to forgive me, then at least, I tried to mend the situation.
Two weeks ago, I had to block someone from Facebook. This person (whom I don’t know personally) read my post from this blog: “I Taught My Daughter a Lesson” and she insulted me on Facebook. She posted on my Facebook account, that I was xenophobic and that I had to delete that post and offer a public apology for what I posted. It wasn’t the first time that she’d been hostile towards posts that I’ve made on my FB account. I had been tolerant before, but not this time. My response to her uncalled post was simple: I deleted her post and I blocked her. I won’t waste my time in futile arguments or insults. Jesus gave us an example when he kept silent before those who accused him. Sometimes the best way to end an argument is not starting one at all.
If there is something that I respect about social media is that on your personal page, blog, account, forums…..if it is yours, you can put whatever you want. It’s your opinion, your rant….it’s your voice. I don’t have to agree with you, but I respect you. I don’t delete people or relatives because they are homosexual, agnostic or even from another religion. I won’t even comment to a post that was made on their page, even if it is denying the existence of God…..and it’s not because I don’t care. It is because….I do care.
Sometimes the best way to win a person for Christ is not arguing….it’s praying and giving testimony with our acts of love. And by this I’m not saying that we should accept sin; but it’s not our place to change people, God can do that without our intervention. If we even try to intervene; we may even screw things up for God. His plans for redemption may be altered. Prayer and testimonies are our best weapons against the social media hostility.
About that person that I had to block, I pray for her. I hope that someday she will find peace and respect others the same way that she deserves to be respected. If we learn to be considerate, tolerant and respectful with each other; then the world of social media might change for the better. Keep enjoying your weekend. God Bless You