Have you heard about subtweeting? It’s when you make a comment about someone behind their back, but publically on Twitter. Just type in #subtweet and you’ll find all sorts of nasty comments about someone—hopefully not you.
Wouldn’t it be cool if people in the Middle East started to #subtweet instead of throw Molotov cocktails at one another? Headlines like “Israel keen on breaking ceasefire in Gaza” continually scroll through news tickers at the bottom of our screens. It’s numbing at this point in the game. This is truly a chicken-or-the-egg for the ages. In my mind, neither side warrants sympathy simply because it’s escalated from eye for an eye to a village for a village.
I understand the situation in this part of the world is complicated beyond measure. It’s literally ancient. I recognize that I don’t have any true enemies I encounter daily, except for my back yard neighbor whose little white dogs are always yipping or Cardinals fans. But maybe we need to give “loving your enemies” a shot. One upping each other over there doesn’t seem to be working.
Anyways, just some thoughts. Wouldn’t it be cool?
Oh, and subtweeting is the opposite of forgiving your enemies. It does seem to lead to fewer deaths and mourning, though.
(By the way, maybe Jesus had something there when He advocated for reconciliation. After all, I had 3 Cardinals fans stand up in my wedding and another one ushered for us.)