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I can’t help but think that social media has made it so much easier for us to throw stones. Perhaps because we are communicating in cyberspace, we think that our comments are simply “cyber-stones” that won’t really hurt. Unfortunately, harsh words shared through social media have no less effect on others than the traditional “stones” we throw. The only difference is that we can now hide behind our devices.
The Eighth Commandment calls us to show respect for the reputation of others, to practice restraint in our comments lest we rush to judgment about others, and to avoid calumny or the harming of another’s reputation. I pray that we might let go of all of the stones we are tempted to throw—especially in our social media interactions—so that we might contribute to a culture that shows respect for others and humility for ourselves.