Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent

Yesterday I posted that the Holy Father had joined Twitter, an excellent example of how we can all use social media to evangelize.  One tweet in particular caught my attention.

 

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How do you interpret this?  I think this quote shows how poorly written English can express a point of view.  Is he saying that since we live in a world without hope we can’t live our faith in Jesus?  If so, it’s a very disturbing thing to say.

Or, is he saying that, since we do live our faith in Jesus, this is most definitely not a world without hope?  I think it’s clearly the latter.

Those of us who write and speak about our faith must be careful with our choice of words.  Since Benedict tweets in several different languages, I’m sure someone in his office translated this thought into English.  Even though he is the Pope, he still has to work within Twitter’s 140 character limit.  That’s why I seldom use Twitter myself.

We can all be thankful that the Holy Father is taking the time to communicate with us via this new medium.  I’m pretty sure that Jesus would have a Twitter account, a facebook page, and a web site.

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