About a year ago, Meredith Gould wrote a post here called “Christ Has No Online Presence But Yours.” The title played off St. Theresa of Avila’s famous prayer “Christ Has No Body but Yours.” Her point: just as Christ relies on our hands and feet and brains to bring his love to the world, he also relies on our blogs and tweets and Facebook pages to be present online.
A provocative idea, no? Even an inspiring one. How can we use social media for spiritual work? What might Christ’s “online presence” look like concretely? What is social media, anyway?
Moving forward, Meredith will be writing about social media here on dotMagis. She has lots of ideas about it, and much experience. Most importantly, she has a passion for helping Catholics understand and use these new online tools.
We’ll kick this off on Monday with a blog-alogue. Tell your friends.