I was talking it over with a friend of mine, she of the weblogs and webinars. Her advisor was telling her she had to make her posts go viral. And I got to thinking, we have a bigger job, my friends. We need to go viral with Yedias Hashem, spreading G-d awareness.
After all, that was what the first Jew, Avraham did, spread G-d awareness throughout the world. He became a household name, more famous than the Kardashians of our times. Everyone in his generation knew Avraham. Not for his attention-getting exploits, but as the person who did good for others and followed G-d. Who was fearless in risking life and limb to adhere to morality.
The steps to going viral on the internet, it seemed, was to grab a hold of folks’ attention. Put forth works people want to view or read. How, my friends, do we grab folks’ attention to something bigger than an article or a youtube clip — to get them to notice their own lives and their own significance in G-d’s glorious world? Youtube clips are short. Hollywood attention span quite short too. Now folks like Queen Esther, ah, that is a universal rememberance, because she, just like Avraham was about promoting G-d’s agenda. Moshe: acknowledged by all religions and known to even atheists. Seems that promoting G-d gives people a universal attraction too.
What are you doing today to make the awareness of G-d go viral?