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Grace P. Cho is a Korean American writer, poet, speaker, and the editorial manager at (in)courage. She believes telling our stories can change the world and desires to elevate women of color’s voices in the publishing industry. Learn more at @gracepcho and gracepcho.com.

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  1. Thank you Grace, your words resonate with me.I also tend to give my own description to people from the snippets I may see on line or in my own life. I also tend to do this to myself when I try to compare myself with others,and belittling my own qualities forgetting that all of me is beloved to God. Also your poignant words ring true in the way we continue to see/hear racist actions/racist thoughts. Praying you,your loved ones and your readers stay well and safe. Sending a hug ❤

  2. Oh wow, thanks for this powerful message. Lord, help us not to assume we know someone when we really don’t, and to take the time to get to know people from Your perspective! Thank you Grace, for giving us much to think about today.

  3. I think social media is very negative for young people and people in general. It is almost a competitive platform and can be a place for bullying to occur. Now our country is facing the control of what you say and “freedom of speech” is being contested. Don’t waste your precious time on social media; but it is not a phase, it is here to stay. Sexual predators find social media the perfect connection. I am a senior woman and still like face to face friends, Love your neighbor as yourself.

  4. This season has been the most difficult to live in the truth you share today. I fasted from Facebook during Lent and it was probably the best thing I could have done. While I loved the connection aspect of it in a time of isolation, I found in many ways it had started eating away at real connection… like an acid. I was envious of those who were still having fun with friends while I sat at home keeping my family and myself safe. I felt angry and betrayed by those who claimed to care about me but dismissed the realities our family lives as we raise BIPOC children in this current environment. I was defensive about the blatant disregard by so many fellow Christians of Christ commands about loving our neighbor, caring for the least of these and defending the oppressed.
    The fast was so good for me BUT then it was time to re-engage. I have done this with varying levels of success. This post, Grace… this post was an excellent reminder and guidepost for me to use as I wade back into the waters. Thank you.

  5. Beautifully expressed Grace, thank-you for sharing with us today…..

    Blessings to all,
    Penny

  6. Grace,

    It can be so easy to spend hours scrolling through Facebook & get envious of others lives. Wishing & wanting what they seem to have. For that reason I don’t do much social media. May have twitter & Instagram accounts, bur rarely use or look at them Not into that. Recently gotten more into Facebook. Mainly to watch church services, post on podcasts. do Bible studies, & keep in touch with family & co-workers. Keep my platform purely Christian. One rule I make is to only follow people I really know & care about. Those that I see some at work or in community. Don’t want to fall into the trap of judging others without know their whole story. Great post.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. This is good Grace. Thank you! Just this morning – during one of my imagined ‘conversations’ with the many people who complain flippantly about ‘the government’ and those leaders who are trying to lead through such an incredible densely complex time… my mind generated a sarcastic question of my own: “yeah, who voted to have these humans in roles of leadership, anyway?” Humans. All of us with the same inherited human condition, struggles, messy stories, no matter what we ‘see’ of these humans and their lives through our limited lens.

    • I realize that I digressed from your theme of social media per se – so I apologize if this was out of place. (I posted a comment without hitting pause!)