I lost a friend today

I occasionally notice the number of friends I have on Facebook reducing. It hurts. Well, not really.

Today was one such occasion. I looked at the number and thought “I’m sure I had one more than that yesterday, which one of my casual acquaintances or school friends could possibly have unfriended me this time?”

I got offended for a millisecond, and then I remembered I unfriended someone yesterday who posted the same status over and over and over again for the last three weeks. It was someone I didn’t really know all that well. I met them once. I think. I feel no regret. Or grief.

That is all.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

One thought on “I lost a friend today”

  1. Hey, I get this too occasionally (when I actually notice), and usually I discover that it’s actually someone who shut down their account altogether (or wound it back to the bare minimum), so it wasn’t a targeted defriending. That makes me feel better. I think, how could I possibly be a facebook offence? It’s not like I update 13 times everyday, do seven hundred quizzes or play games? Anyway …

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