Social Media is great for staying in touch with family and friends. It can also be used to educate and inspire. Such is the case with Pope Francis and his Twitter account.
When it was first announced that the Pope would be tweeting it got plenty of media attention. I’m not Catholic but I decided to start following His Holiness to see what all the buzz was about. I’m glad I did. He is very good at educating and inspiring in 140 characters or less.
Here are a few examples of some of my favorite recent tweets from Pope Francis:
“The challenge for Christian spouses: remaining together, knowing how to love one another always, and doing so in a way that their love grows.”
“In life we all make many mistakes. Let us learn to recognize our errors and ask forgiveness.”
“How to live a good marriage? United to the Lord, who always renews our love and strengthens it to overcome every difficulty.”
“Let us never lose hope! God loves us always, even with our mistakes and sins.”
“The world makes us look towards ourselves, our possessions, our desires.The Gospel invites us to be open to others, to share with the poor.”
“Sometimes we are saddened by the weight of our sins. May we not be discouraged. Christ has come to lift this burden and give us peace.”
It’s always nice to have something like those pop up in your Twitter feed to balance out some of the negativity.
One interesting note. I also follow the Dalai Lama on Twitter and I think he and the Pope have the same tweeting schedule. Their tweets are usually very close to each other in my Twitter feed.
Here are a few of the other people I follow on Twitter for a little education, inspiration, and even a few laughs: Jon Acuff, Andy Andrews, Adam Weber, Dan Miller, Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan, Tom Corely, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and Tony Dungy.
Who do you follow on social media that educates and inspires you? Let me know in the comments so I can start following them too!