Facebook often gets a bad rap as a superficial meeting ground where people participate in silly games (like Farmville) or post photos that should have been kept private (like that drunken pirate pic that got one teaching student fired). But if you’re a regular on Facebook, you know that many times per day really serious stuff comes across your screen. Status updates asking for prayers. Status updates about situations around our world that deserve our attention and action. Status updates like this one that came through today:
“Ok, all you Catholics out there - what words of advice, encouragement or warning would you share with someone who is thinking of converting to Catholicism?”
Wow, that’s way more than a comment on the weather or the latest hit TV show, no? So, I’m asking all you OSV readers to answer this question here in the comment section today, and I’ll pass on your words of “advice, encouragement or warning.”
Tomorrow I’ll post my personal response to this Facebook friend’s very important question over at my own blog, Not Strictly Spiritual.