... in the graces of social media

Published on 07 May 2020
A livestreamed Mass.

During our live streamed Mass in the UK a comment popped up from a friend in Ohio ‘Prayers please, Just taken my partner to the ER’. I responded ‘Praying now’.

It was 5.40am in Ohio and having taken his partner to the ER my friend came home and found solace in Facebook, found our live streamed Mass and joined us. It was what he needed. I realised that God is using social media to help us and meet our needs, and that my neighbour can be thousands of miles away and I can still help him now, through prayer and God’s grace.

(His partner came home later that morning, and it was not Covid-19, thanks be to God).