Philemon, I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers 5 because I’ve heard of your love and faithfulness, which you have both for the Lord Jesus and for all God’s people. 6 I pray that your partnership in the faith might become effective by an understanding of all that is good among us in Christ. 7 I have great joy and encouragement because of your love, since the hearts of God’s people are refreshed by your actions, my brother. 8 Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to command you to do the right thing, 9 I would rather appeal to you through love. (CEB)
Twitter, more than perhaps any other form of 21st century social media, has made people accessible to one another. For all the worry—some of it justified—that social media has turned us into a cave-like people content to interact purely through 1’s and 0’s rather than with ink and paper and face-to-face contact, Twitter has allowed interaction with people you would have otherwise never known existed, or people you would otherwise have never had a chance at getting the ear of. If you have an internet connection and an ability to put your thoughts down in 140 characters or less (often very difficult, I’ll grant you), it can be a tremendous tool for good.