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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little Cat Feet: Twitterverse and Love

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a lot of drama unfolding in our little twitterverse. And, it’s not that we are separate from the rest of the world; in fact, we are but a microcosm of the world in which we live, a snippet.

We have lost a compatriot, seen A-lister’s behaving badly , shifted some of our alliances, followed and un-followed with abandon.

But, in the midst of all this noise and foolishness, something wonderful happened.

While all of this posturing is going on, while people are breaking away from others they have suddenly outgrown, while people step over each other to show that “we are the one,”…while all of this is going on, a little boy got sick.

A little boy lay gravely ill, somewhere.

A mother sits by his bedside afraid for her child’s life.

And the rest of the world goes on without noticing.

Not so!

A personal plea filtered through my twitter stream from a cyber-friend, Irene, asking me to join my voice, heart and spirit to thousands of other to pray for God’s grace, mercy and blessing on their lives.

What an awesome group of people.
We are not all Christian; we a Jewish, Buddhist, Hindi, Atheist, many mixtures and more.

We are not even all necessarily the same “type” of Christian; we are Baptist, Evangelical, Catholic, Presbyterian and more.

But….we are all human.

For all that has been spoken and written about what is vitally and fundamentally wrong with the Internet, there is much good.

Underneath the noise we love and care for each other.

We offer support in the hour of crisis.

We love each other.
And, just like real families, that love is not always obvious. That love creeps in like little cat feet. It comes in just beneath the noise. (apologies to Carl Sandberg, and thank God for public education)

This is my community.

This is love.

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