Over the last few weeks questions and concerns have been raised regarding Jornadistas use of social communication. Allow me to address these issues. Social Media can and should be a means of communicating to our world today the message of the Gospel. The Jornada Movement is committed to using the internet to teach, to preach, and attempt to sanctify the world. To do this, the Jornada Movement have official accounts for the following:
Please know that all other accounts with the movement's name or a variation of the name are not being run by the movement nor her leaders. Therefore, the movement has no control over their posts, pictures, or words.
I promise that the Jornada's offical facebook account, twitter, instagram and website will only be used for the promotion of the Gospel and teachings of the Church. With this in mind, I wish to remind all Jornadistas about the proper use of social communications and the Internet. To use social media prudently and wisely.
We should never lead others to doubt the goodness of the Jornada Movement and each of her members. Never should anything we post on any means of social communication be a cause of discouragement for anyone. What we may consider humorous or playful might very well be considered hurtful or cruel by others looking at the posts. We should consider prayerfully and carefully what we write, what pictures we post, and what posts we "like". We must remember that as Jornadistas and as Christians we represent Christ. We, therefore, should always draw people to Christ, never away.
And so, my brothers and sister, I encourage you to use the great means of social communications to preach Christ in all you say and do. However, I encourage you to use it responsibly. With every post, never lose sight of who you are as Jornadistas. Never lose sight that what you do and what you say influences the faith of others. May the Gospel be preached and lived in what we say and do.
With assurances of my prayers, especially at the celebration of the Eucharist, I am, Sincerely in Christ,