Now here’s a good thing about Facebook. Post by J about listening to the Lost Boys soundtrack but having two copies led to a short exchange of messages and suddenly the spare one is mine.
Then realise I am in J’s home city tomorrow and wonder aloud if he is around to meet up.
K chips in to say he’s in Birmingham too, and then an open question results in arrangements to all meet up for lunch tomorrow.
And that’s why today I love social media. Because it isn’t something that necessarily chains people to their computers and smart phones. It enables real friendships and real interactions. I have friends online that I’ve never met, friends I’ve met online and then met, and they are wonderful – and friends I meet all the time but hear their news and comments online too.
Lines are blurring but those who are dismissive of the power of social media, especially in church leadership, probably do so at their peril.
I’m grateful today that social media is enabling three good friends to meet up on the spur of the moment. And it will be good. Thanks Facebook.