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3 ripe bananas, mashed
1⁄2 cup natural yoghurt
11⁄2 cups sugar
1⁄4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon maple syr up
1 teaspoon baking soda
13⁄4 cups plain flour
banana to garnish
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Are you look ing for something tasty for mor ning tea ? Are your bananas turning brown
before you are able to consume the last few from the bunch? Do your children need an
after-school snack? Is your mother-in-law visiting on the weekend ? If you answered ‘yes’ to
any of these questions, then try this easy and delicious recipe.
BY BROOKE ROBINSON
In Tweet others as you would wish to be
tweeted, a Scripture-based guide to social
media for the church, Beth Doher ty provides
“a basic guide for Catholics and Christians
who seek to use social media for the greater
glor y of God, but who have absolutely no
idea where to start”.
Beth looks at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
Pinterest, Instagr am, YouTube, and Google+,
and shares how each of these can be used
within church and per sonal contex ts. She
“looks at Church teaching and ways in which
we can use social media for good, and indeed,
for pr ayer”.
For beginners, the book covers a different
social media platfor m in each chapter,
and gives ver y practical tips on using that
Each chapter is titled with a different bible
verse, such as “where two or three are
gathered” ( Mat t 19:21) and encourages the
reader to look at different uses of social
media that will truly benefit the community.
One statistic Beth shares is that Facebook, in
China and India together (Vogt, The Church
and New Media, 2010).
Social media has changed how news is
shared and how people connect across
countries. Beth shares a stor y about
@SistineSeagull on Twitter. A seagull was
spotted on the conclave chimney before
the smoke was released to announce Pope
Francis’ elec tion. Someone created a Twitter
account for the bird, and shared humorous
comments while the world waited for the
impor tant announcement.
The book is written for beginners, and
although I have used social media for years,
I was inspired to ensure the things I share
bring glor y to God.
My favourite quote in the book comes from
Archbishop Eamon Mar tin. “Be missionar y,
be aware that, with the help of the inter net,
a message has the potential to reach the
ends of the earth in seconds.” This is an
amazing truth. Is what we are putting on
social media influencing the wor ld for bet ter
or for worse?
This is a quick read, only 80 pages, and very
easy to follow and put into practice. I would
recommend it to anyone, beginner or not,
who wants to know how to use social media
To obtain a copy of Tweet others as you would
wish to be tweeted, please visit www.catholic.
Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced).
In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas,
eggs, yoghurt, sugar, milk, vanilla and
Add the sifted baking soda and flour and
mix together. Pour into a greased loaf pan
and bake for 35-40 minutes (check with
This bread is delicious warm from the
oven, spread with butter. It stays fresh
for two days, and is great toasted for up
to five days. You can also freeze the fresh
loaf in individual 2cm slices wrapped in
SR LOUISE GANNON rsj
When we’re brave enough to
embrace the silent presence of
Love, every other thing seems to
find its right place.
Kevin Bates sm
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