Monday, January 24, 2011

A call for "communication which is at once respectful and sensitive"

Pope Benedict XVI reminds us, in his annual message for the World Day of Social Communications, to imitate Christ in our online discussions.

We must be aware that the truth which we long to share does not derive its worth from its 'popularity' or from the amount of attention it receives.
The proclamation of the Gospel requires a communication which is at once respectful and sensitive.

Jesus, help us to be more like you in our lives. In all of our interactions, whether online or in person, help us to act and speak in charity and share your love with the world. Let us not seek to promote ourselves, but to point people towards you.

Mother Mary, pray for us that we may imitate your way of drawing people to Christ.

1 comment:

  1. You can tell a lot about what motivates a person by how they communicate. When the tone and content flows from charity then a true exchange of ideas is possible. If one or both people are using words as weapons, then nothing good can come from the communication. When this happens it is better to disengage from the conversation and lift them up in prayers.