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Ask Fr. Barron: How do we keep social networking from becoming superficial?

03/29/2013 Comments (4)

Avery Grant, founder of Live WTL (an evangelization ministry for teens), asks Fr. Barron about how we can keep a good balance between reaching out to others and spending personal time with God. It's an extremely relevant question, particularly for the younger generations.

Using Social Media to evangelize is extremely powerful. But, and I can confirm this first hand, it can easily overwhelm you with a steady stream of stimulation and noise that leaves little room for prayer and silence. It can easily, and in the name of good things, suck up every spare bit of time that you have. And one can quickly find themselves out of substance and running on empty.

Here's what Fr. Barron had to say:

View the entirety of my Ask Fr. Barron series (so far) by clicking here.

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Matthew Warner is a lover of God, his wife, his kids, his life, cookies, hot-buttered bread, snoozin' & awkward (as well as not awkward) silence. He is the founder and CEO of Flocknote, the creator of Tweet Catholic, a contributing author to The Church and New Media book, and writer/founder at The Radical Life. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.