There are an increasing number of ministries, religious nonprofits, houses of worship, clergy and small-group ministries that now routinely maintain accounts on Facebook.
Some even claim that their interpersonal relationship with their deity of choice has even deepened via this social network and are touting it, not only as a way to gain new followers but to maintain an open line of constant communication with a higher power.
Below are eight reasons why Facebook can bring out spirituality.
1. Get Well Postings
When loved ones are stricken with an illness, it’s comforting to receive transmitted prayer concerns rapidly via Facebook.
2. Heralding The Good Word
It’s been said that nothing can replace the joy and lasting value of sharing your spiritual journey with the open ears and hearts of other users.
3. Discussions Of Scriptures
Many people have found that participating in an online community provides them with a safe place to freely express themselves religiously.
4. Open Exchange Of Doctrines
Social networks also possess the ability to affirm your belief system by commingling with like minds in a nonjudgemental zone.
5. Goal Setting
Your online persona can be an aspirational reflection and Facebook can act as a kind of stepping stone towards becoming the person you’d like to be.
6. Food For The Soul
Although social networking is a kind of mediated experience, you can feed your spiritual soul amid the floods of biblical passages, spiritual quotes or evites to upcoming religious events.
7. Accept Other Belief Systems
Facebook allows you to also migrate into other forms of spiritual consciousness that is ideologically different than yours.
8. Start Self Reflecting
Researchers have stated that social media can lead you to become more more inward looking which enhances spiritual progression.
Readers, has Facebook helped you to connect with a higher spiritual power?