Goodbye Twitter

Greetings on this the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
Readings: Rom 10:9-18; PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Mt 4:18-22
Notes:

Sharing the gospel message is an honor. The Law of the Lord, the Law of Love, is The Way to share.

I left FaceBook August 2018 when it became clear they were not going to meet the increase in poor membership with good governance and system management. https://deacongerrypalermo.blog/2018/08/02/goodbye-facebook/

I left LinkedIN a few months after January 6th, 2021. It became clear some of the people I dialog with (if dialog can be used to describe the interactions) were the very same people in Speaker Pelosi’s Office that day. Then on LinkedIN bragged about it. A job and professional site. I was in shock for a number of days afterwards. But I hung in there to see if right thinking would come about. Nope. Even worse. Eventually I capitulated.

I left Twitter yesterday. Same. Same.

I wanted to be a calming voice, a reasoned approach – at least to the capacity I am capable of.
This is all way to crazy now.
Taking my leave.

Down to Instagram.

Social Media is media but not Social.

  • Gossip.
  • Rumor mongering.
  • Guilt by Association.
  • Attacking of families.

All of this has filtered into every level of social life. Families, neighbors, communities, associations, schools and so on, are infused with intolerant, aggressive, mischaracterization of people and motives.

Like on the Baptist in the second Sunday of Advent. Regained his composure. He refocused on mission.
https://gerrypalermo.files.wordpress.com/2022/11/a-short-story-allergic-reaction.pdf

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The Law of the Lord is:

  • Perfect
  • Trustworthy
  • Wise
  • Right
  • Clear
  • Pure
  • Enduring
  • True
  • Just
  • Gold
  • Honey

The Law of the Lord sustains us:

  • Refreshing
  • Rejoicing
  • Enlightening
  • Fear (Awe)
  • Justice making and giving
  • Desirable
  • Sweetness

Reflection (franciscanmedia)

As in the case of all the apostles except Peter and John, the Gospels give us little about the holiness of Andrew. He was an apostle. That is enough. He was called personally by Jesus to proclaim the Good News, to heal with Jesus’ power and to share his life and death. Holiness today is no different. It is a gift that includes a call to be concerned about the Kingdom, an outgoing attitude that wants nothing more than to share the riches of Christ with all people.

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-andrew

First reading
Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.

Apotsles

  • Heard
  • Believed
  • Sent
  • Preached

Everyone

  • Hears
  • Believes
  • Lives Out
  • Supports

Responsorial Psalm
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Alleluia Verse
Come after me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men.

Gospel Portion
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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