Sunday comes and a new week begins. I think it’s important to stop and be thankful for all that God has done as we begin a new week. It’s way too easy to just jump right into the next week without stopping to look back.
A #ShareJesus project update: Personally, I just want to say thanks to everyone who has been a part of #ShareJesus so far. I’ve heard from a lot of people about the difference it has made in their Lent and even in their lives in general. It’s been amazing to see a glimpse of what we can do as a Church with social media. To date we’ve had over 800,000 views of the #ShareJesus videos between Facebook and Youtube. The RedeemedOnline Facebook page has shown the power of social media combined with the gospel message.
Even though some of the other Catholic ministries doing Lenten campaigns may have thousands more likes because they’ve been around longer (one even has 100,000 more), the engagement and reach of our Facebook page has been greater than any other group doing a Lenten campaign. I want to repeat it’s not about the numbers though, it’s about people encountering and sharing Jesus in new ways. So keep sharing Jesus! I’ll be sharing a little bit more about what’s in the pipeline with redeemedonline.com in the days and weeks ahead.
St. Augustine once said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” In today’s Gospel reading we hear that “many came to believe” so the question that is being considered today in the #ShareJesus video is “what does it mean to believe.” Fr. Joe Freedy shares about faith and gives some practical ideas for you this Lent to grow in faith.
Be generous with people on social media. What I mean by that is people interact with people who interact with them. Interact with your friends’ posts, pictures, etc and they will be apt to interact with the content you are sharing including #ShareJesus content.
For sharing on Social Media today:
1. How is faith a struggle for you sometimes? How do you overcome that?
2. Share something or someone you are thankful for.
3. What’s a tool you have used to grow in your faith?
The YouTube link to share with your tweets today is http://youtu.be/EfVbaJ87RM4 Don’t forget to use the #ShareJesus.
Why should you share the video from our FB page instead of youtube link? Facebook’s Autoplay feature means videos are more eye-catching than a regular post. Plus, Facebook videos get more organic reach in the newsfeed.
Taking it Offline
- Say thank you to someone in your life that you are thankful for this week.
- Take some time to grow in faith by doing some spiritual reading.
- Invite a friend or family member with you to church today.
- Pray for continued opportunities to witness to Jesus in conversations with coworkers, classmates, friends, and family members.
Ask God for great faith. He wants to give it to you. Experience the Lord in the Eucharist today; it’s the source and summit of our Christian faith.