Jesus was the first ever Twitter user

From the Telegraph.UK:

Christ “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another'”, said Monsignor Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister.

“A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol,” the cardinal said at a conference with Italy’s leading newspaper editors.

The cardinal emphasised the importance of clergy making full use of modern-day computer technology.

“If a cleric, a pastor is not interested in communication, they are defying their duty,” he said.

The Vatican has stepped up its presence on the Internet in recent years, initially under Benedict XVI and now under Pope Francis, who has more than three million followers on Twitter in English alone. He tweets on an almost daily basis and also maintains accounts in eight other languages including Spanish, Arabic and Latin.

Thoughts?

WWJD with social media today?

How would he use it?

Todd

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