A very interesting question, right? If you “perform” the functions of a typical pastoral visitation or any other functions generally outlined under “pastoral care” in an online setting, does it count?
William Vanderbloemen ponders this question about his use of Facebook with a parishioner who was in the ICU while he was in another location. He chatted briefly and had a good, worthwhile interaction.
Is this legitimate? Perhaps another questions might be is it really effective?
What’s your take? Is Social Media Pastoral Care “good?”
[Image from Patricia]