Something to read whenever you’re feeling trollish

I’ve been reading a book called You are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in the IT industry who is very alarmed at the way social media has negatively impacted our culture. He talks about the way that structurally it tends to make us behave like trolls to one another. Even when I’m not completely anonymous, having interactions with people whom I don’t have to encounter face to face gives me much greater freedom to be a jerk and not take responsibility for exuding Christ in how I speak. Well, my friend Osheta wrote something really beautiful in our Despised Ones facebook group that I wanted to put on a virtual sticky note for myself and anyone else to read as a reminder whenever we’re feeling trollish. Continue reading