Really. Don't leave for Lent. I understand that many use this hiatus to spend more time working on their own personal spiritual growth and I can completely respect that HOWEVER.... please don't completely disappear for 40 days when social media needs you the most. Okay, I've always had a flair for the dramatic but this is a serious situation. Here's why...
Lent is a time that many people, especially those who may have been lukewarm, maybe a bit disassociated or just plan lax work to spice or rejuvenate their faith life. The internet just happens to be a place many people turn for guidance and even community to make that happen. So, what happens when those who are most likely to post something faith based, could possibly answer questions or would be open to connect as community make a mass exodus off social media during Lent?? There are great missed opportunity to evangelize, catechize and support those seeking meaning through an experience with Christ this Lent.
Some alternatives to consider if you still feel called to follow a social media blackout:
3 Ways to Engage Online this Lent & 1 Offline:
7 Qualities of Mercy - online mini-retreat with Pauline Books & Medea (Daughters of St. Paul) - only $4.99!!
"Unpack what it means to receive and share God’s mercy in real life by exploring the seven qualities of God’s mercy: the generosity, humility, gentleness, communication, patience, forgiveness, and hopefulness that spring from the heart of Jesus." NOTE: I am slightly biased on this program because I was blessed to be invited to share some reflections (*For the record: I do not financially gain from sharing it - I am truly excited about it and know you will be too!!) *Visit their website to read a sample of what to expect.
Want a fabulous APP for your Lenten Experience - May I suggest:
Some great ideas for you and your family off line from RealLifeAtHome.com! **Share you ideas and links below!!**