Finding Grace in Facebook Marketplace

Author’s Note: This encounter happened in May, which is when I first drafted this piece. I’m sharing this story with you now because I’m still very moved by it, and I hope it affects you in a similar way.

Social media gets a lot of flack for all manner of sins these days, and I’ll be the first to admit that quite a bit of that flack is justified. Social media pushes us to polish our lives for the consumption of others, to hide any hardship we might face. It’s polarizing, and it is too often used to spread disinformation and sow division. But social media has good…