But when I start to thinking on it, there are so many troubling aspects of this cartoon. Let me point out a few.
First, everyone really needs to remember that once you post something on the web, no matter how private you have your settings, there are a million ways for it to spill over into other areas; get into the hands of someone you never intended. Employers and law enforcement are now using social media to check up on employees, to screen applicants, to get leads on suspects. And it's all legal because YOU posted it! Makes no difference if it is on your blog or social media or an online forum. Once you put it out there, you can't get it back! This is the uncomfortable aspect, that can cause you shame, ruin opportunities, damage relationships or land you in jail.
The second is more of a moral aspect. Too many folks these days are trying to stand with one foot in the world and the other on Holy Ground. They want to party like the devil on Saturday night and go to church on Sunday morning. Maybe not literally, but certainly figuratively. They want to boast of their latest exploits with their peeps, bros and hos and then walk around everywhere they go like they live a life above reproach. This is the hypocritical aspect, where you live a double life, never truly find satisfaction or acceptance.
And that leads me to the third, a spiritual aspect. The third is simply this: God has always had a direct "Facebook" feed on your life. Every "post" is laid bare before Him. He knows who you really are. And He loves you in spite of it! Enough to let His Only Son pay the price for those sins you boast about and the ones you try to hide even from yourself. And you don't need any person's approval or any priest's intercession. All you need, and all that God requires, is that you admit to what He already knows about you. That you confess you do those things. That you repent (deeply and sincerely regret) those things. Ask His forgiveness for yourself. He will hear and He will forgive! For when He looks at the bill for what you owe for sin, He sees it already paid in full! Stamped paid by the blood of Jesus on the cross. Then thank Him for his love and forgiveness! Submit (yield) your life to Christ and invite His Holy Spirit to dwell inside you. He will protect you, lead you, guide you and help you become the person God has always wanted you to be, the person that deep down you always wished you could be. This spiritual aspect determines your serenity and peace here on earth and in eternity.
Has something you posted online yourself ever come back to bite you?
Are you the same person in public that you are at home?
Do you know Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life?