As we approach the season of Lent, I ponder whether or not to take my usual sabbatical from social media, namely Facebook. I know that Lent 2021 will begin on Wednesday, February 17 and ends on Saturday, April 3. For the past several years, my “doing without” has meant I stay off all social media during that time period. I would stop posting and reading and scrolling on Wednesday of this week and not resume until Easter Sunday.
This year’s decision is a bit more difficult to make. With the pandemic still in play, social media has offered a way to find out what’s going on in the world and community around me when other outlets have not been available. I enjoy sharing readings each day and a bit of humor and photography as well. In other words, I hope I add to people’s days as much as I do get enlightened by them.
So between now and Wednesday, I’ll need to decide what I’m going to do. I have considered making a modified absence, making the posts I make each day and staying off otherwise. It could be that I’ll do this Lent as I have done in the past and stay off all together.
The choice is not an easy one to make, especially this year.