Be Careful What You Share

July 8, 2018

Perhaps you’ve seen some of the warnings and maybe you’ve even shared them. Many of the warnings have been showing up on Facebook and other social media. They involve Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and they are alarming and true. People are being warned that DHMO is used by the nuclear power industry, that it is used in the production of pesticides, is present in most poisons and it is guaranteed to be fatal to humans in large quantities and yet it is still used in everyday products and food.

And it is amazing how many people simply hit share in order to warn their friends about the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide without further investigating the claims about this mysterious and supposedly deadly compound. If people checked, they would discover that DHMO is a colourless and odourless chemical compound, and is simply another chemical name for. . . water.

And that’s just funny and pretty much harmless. But not everything that people share on social media is funny or harmless and if you share it then you are responsible for it. Be sure that what you are sharing is consistent with your faith and your witness and maybe even ask yourself: WJST? Would Jesus share this? Because if He wouldn’t, chances are, you shouldn’t either.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.


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