Here’s one for the record:
I joined Facebook at the suggestion of our media minister, David Powers, who assured me that this social-networking web site would be an excellent way to stay in touch with our membership. He was right about that. On Facebook I have become “friends” with most of the youth of Richmond’s First Baptist Church, and a number of other people like myself who are probably too old to understand what the youth are talking about (I’ve suggested that we start our own social-networking site called “Pruneface,” but so far no one has taken me up on the idea ). Still, we have swapped photos, traded compliments, and had a few good laughs. It really is a “friendly” place on the Internet, and you can add to your network of friends by sending a “friend request” to someone else.
So, I thought I would ask Jesus to be my friend.
I typed his name in the “Friend Finder” box and sent my request. Within seconds I had a long list of responses. The first was a guy named Jesus Edgardo Garcia Briales (no surprise there, really), but next on the list was “theLord andSaviour JesusChrist.”
I was surprised to see that Jesus and I shared only one mutual friend (good for you, Meredith), but even more surprised to see that “theLord andSaviour JesusChrist” had only 11 Facebook friends total. How sad! So I sent him a friend request right away. Facebook told me that “theLord” would have to confirm that we were friends before adding me to his list (which was a little embarrassing), but while I was waiting a box popped up with pictures of some of my other Facebook friends and this suggestion: “Select friends of yours who know theLord.” Well! Nearly all my friends know theLord. They might be offended if a box popped up on their computer screen announcing: “theLord wants to be your friend.”
On the other hand, they might be honored. I know I would. I sent my friend request to theLord nearly six hours ago and I still haven’t gotten a confirmation.
Come on, Jesus. Don’t leave me hanging. It’s nearly 7:30 on a Friday night…
I could use a friend.