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For the past few months, I’ve constantly opened FB which for me was rather unusual. With the immense amount of work that lies ahead and the huge piles of unfinished tasks sitting on my desk that might take forever to accomplish, plus my daily correspondence, online social networking sites should naturally be on the back burner. However, friendships and gossips are enjoyable forms of human activity. An unexpected friend request either from a new or old acquaintance including a decent looking stranger makes me feel important. The sparkles on the shallow posts in my wall, gossips about people across the globe, silly conversations, hilarious video links and private messages are absolutely refreshing. They certainly put a smile on a drained looking face.
And yet, human beings also love to talk about the depths and meaning of life, prima facie. And regardless whatever status you are at the moment (single and desperately looking, single and let’s see what happens, married happily or terribly, divorced, widowed, and celibate), FB should get you started contemplating on the plight of the human condition. Think about those well-known phrases and quips that melt your hearts when life seems to drift apart.
So why FB? Because it reconnects me to a former classmate, forgotten schoolmate, abandoned workmate, perhaps, intimate and of course, glass mate, brings back the best and worst of more than two decade old memories, expands my dream of a global web of friendship, allows me to personally express a thought of no more than not-so-sure characters, helps me practice the proverbial virtues of patience and politeness by inadvertently clicking the button no thanks or ignore to those who, for heaven’s sake, never stop sending an invitation in farmville, mafia wars and other apps. I love you back. Thanks very much but 24 hours a day is never enough for an average, silly and trying to be holy, priest, raised to represent the Trinity. So why FB? Because it’s widely used by everybody.

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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, currently assigned as Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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