I am a newcomer to twitter. We have started an account with our new Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care, @BCH_CPSC. I am beginning to notice that as well as being followed, our total does not always go up as much, so we are also being unfollowed. For the first few times I admit it was not an enjoyable experience. I can understand why most people won’t
be interested in our quite specialist topic but being unfollowed after folks see what we are trying to do is hard not to take personally. in any context I guess it is not what any of us would welcome. Yes I am that shallow and human.
It gave me a fresh insight over the rejection Jesus must have felt by those who initially followed Him. If I am feeling that rejected over a twitter account, in the humanity of Jesus it must have hurt a great deal. People know your values, vision, buy into it, you invest in them, then they decide not to follow anymore. I don’t care who you are, that just hurts. A micro glimpse into how our role model graciously reacts and responds – forgive them they don’t know what they are doing. His, mine and our worth and value have to be found elsewhere. Sometimes I have it, other times it seems out of reach but it is aspirational.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not in need of keep learning the lesson, so keep following