Gone are the days when Facebook feeds were full of cat videos and family selfies.
These days we’re more likely to see videos with beheadings and war crimes.
More than ever it’s important for us to be careful with what we watch online.
After all, it’s impossible to “un see” the graphic content posted on these websites.
What’s more, when we experience the shock of these videos, we only empower the people who try and manipulate the world through horror.
It’s good to be informed so we can pray, remembering to “…not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
But when watching things online we should also bear in mind the words that the Apostle Paul wrote in the verses that followed: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)