Yeah, you read it right. USA Today posted an article that spotlights two religious publications asking to send in these special selfies. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/05/ash-wednesday-selfies-twitter/6072369/
As I read through it, I felt almost disgusted, like why people would stoop so low to even think about such a thing in church. But then, I thought like a progressive person would and changed my mind. So here they are, my three reasons why I’m pro Ash Wednesday Selfies.
- We live in 2014!
Let’s be real here. God’s followers did not post these selfies on Facebook, Instagram, or the like back in the day. Why, you may ask? If I were to guess, I’d say it’s because…hmm… they didn’t exist.
In our generation, we have taken on social media and technology full force. My iPhone never leaves my sight and I can find the refresh feed button without looking at the screen. Technology has turned into our favorite and frequent form of communication. As awkward as it is to admit, I would say that I spend more time talking to people online than in person.