What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Why do you think it’s easier to say hurtful things on social media than it is to say them to someone’s face?
Why do you think it’s easier to tear someone down than it is to build someone up?
If you see someone you know being torn down on social media, what can you do?
This week, what’s one thing you want to do to build someone up on social media? Keep your eyes open for someone who needs your encouragement!
Read through the 8th Commandment in the Small Catechism.
Why do you think this commandment was included?
How does the idea of building up and tearing down relate to this commandment?
"(Name) you are a beloved Child of God."