That was a thought on one of the radio shows the other day.... Are you a Follower or a Fan? and it got me to thinking of Facebook.... A "Fan" is someone who "Likes" a post from far away.... Not someone who shares your life with you... Someone who hears a saying and says "Yes, I like that" or "Wow, that's deep"... Maybe thinks about it a little afterwards... This takes us back to Ezekiel 33:32 "Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. We love to be fans... But... We don't think how being a fan is different from following or relying on the Lord in an active sense... And.. being a fan is also very different from being a Friend.. there's no itimacy... There's not the assumption that the fan has something to offer that the star wants besides money, notoriety, a feeling of importance/glory... But... Is that what Jesus is after? Notoriety, formality, glory, and no intimacy? For us to click the "like" button whenever some scripture hits you... Think of Luke 9:23... Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, [fn] and follow Me.