You see, I don’t have to agree with you, support your policies, or even like you in order to submit to you, show respect for you, obey you, and even love you. Love is patient and kind, it always forgives, it never gives up, it is never harsh, and all those other things that 1 Corinthians 13 teaches us.
So, here’s the question: Have you loved your politician (insert name here) today? I started out saying that I never imagined I'd be praying to God about Facebook. But as I've encountered this conflict and nasty business on Facebook, I've found myself bewildered by so-called Christians who were behaving so heinously that I didn't know how to react. So I've found myself praying, asking God to show me how to respond to someone. Fortunately, He's been willing to guide me. In some cases, I've been able to re-focus the conversation in a more righteous direction. In other cases, I've been led to "shake the dust off my feet" and move on.
I have to say that in those cases, it gives me no pleasure to "unfriend" someone on Facebook. For I realize that they are lost in their hypocrisy and have a reckoning day coming that will surely be ugly. Because I love them, I don't want to see that in their future. I wonder if anyone ever sees my hypocrisy so clearly. And I wonder if they do, would they love me enough to try to call me out on it.