Filters and photoshop

Filters and photoshop

Today, I celebrated my 13th anniversary on Twitter. I would have guessed I’ve only been on this platform for half this time.

Before Twitter, I remember people started texting…and I thought it would never catch on…of course this was with a flip phone and scrolling through numbers to spell out every letter…

Now, I can speak into my phone and send a message in just a few seconds.

Thinking back to my childhood, I hated taking pics and photo filters would have been as farfetched as hovercrafts and video calls…

Nowadays, while sitting on the couch with pajamas on, we can snap a pic, put it through a filter and post something perfect for the world to see….

…add a little hair

…remove a few wrinkles and maybe even pounds

…trade backgrounds

And….Viola’…perfection in a picture!

And if we prefer…we can also manufacture the not-so-perfect…

The struggle is figuring out reality…and this struggle goes beyond the pictures we post. What about the messages we share…what do we believe about anything from COVID-19 to politics to the news about an act of violence?

Far more important than whether or not someone has passed their pic through a filter or is even telling the truth about their life, is whether or not we know the truth about our existence and our purpose in it….

This Sunday, we finish out our series, “Discovering God” from John 16-18…we will focus in on a question, the Roman Governor, Pilate asked Jesus. “What is truth?”

Each of us answer this with the worldview we embrace and the priorities we make. There is so much to share on this topic, I sure hope to see you at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.