Engage in S.S.T.

Do you ever see things online that really upset you?

And have you wanted to go into attack mode, jump down someone’s throat, or log on with guns-a-blazin’?

Speaking to the church in Ephesians 4:2-3, Paul writes, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

I’m guessing that’s going to be easier to do when we engage in S.S.T.

It stands for Sober Second Thought. It’s easy to skip in an age when we can go online and literally say or comment anything INSTANTLY without taking even a few minutes to think about it.

I knew someone who posted something online that they almost instantly regretted. They deleted their post. But it was too late. Someone had already taken a screen shot of what they had posted, saved it, and re-posted their mistake for everyone to see… and criticize… forever.

The internet is a tricky business. So be thoughtful and engage in S.S.T.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

By Matthew Ruttan

–“Gasoline or Love in a Tinderbox.” That’s my latest sermon and you can access YouTube or audio-only options here.

–Do you want to know what the Christian Gospel is? It’s a word that means “Good News.” Here’s a short 2:30m video I put together for YouTube to help explain it.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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