Have you received chain letters or prayers in your facebook chat / messages box? How did you react? Did you follow what it was said in that message? I just ignored these kind of messages before but now I have enough. Here´s an example of one of the messages that I got from facebook.
“Sadly, 97% of Facebook users will not repost this. When Jesus died in the cross, He was thinking of you. If you are 3% who cares, repost and like this. Repost if you love God. He already saw you read it.”
I have not received this today but a few weeks ago. This is just an example and one of the best that I have received that I am thinking what is happening to the people in this world. Of course it is just a scam but other human beings are spreading this in social medias like fb. They believe on this.
I am a Christian and I believe in God and His teaching but I don´t need somebody to tell me what to do and how Jesus be dissapointed with me because I don´t follow the instruction. Just imagine! I don´t love God because I don´t repost this chain letter to many of my fb friends. Some of the chain letters are saying that if I will share that message a couple of times, I would be rewarded with a good job, money is on the way to me, I will win in the lottery and I will be healthy again if I suffer from sickness. Really?Today I was fed up and post a short note in my own words. This was what I have posted this evening in fb account.
“Hello friends! Please don´t send me messages anymore about sending any “prayer” about having luck in love, in money, in health and about anything when I send the same messages to 4, 10, 12. or more to my fb friends. I don´t believe in those messages. I believe in God and pray in my own way. PLEASE DON`T GET MAD. IT´S NOT PERSONAL. I will be happy to chat with you in messages than when you just send me those “chains of prayers”. I am always happy to see that my fb friends are sending me messages but I am always dissapointed when I see that they are just “chain of letters / prayers.” Life is what we make it, not what others tell us how we can make it in life. PEACE!!!”
I hope my facebook friends will not get mad at me because I am opening my mouth. I just wrote what others were thinking. I couldn´t help it because these kind of messages were bugging me for a long time. I know there are also friends who are annoyed about this. There are already friends who liked what I wrote and I am glad about that. Anyway, those who don´t like what I wrote can unfriend me. I don´t mind.
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