Posted by Pastoral Musings on September 5th, 2012
What is it about online interaction that brings out the negative side of us?
It’s not that I mind strong debate. I enjoy that, so long as it is irenic.
It’s not that I expect everyone to agree with me. I know that won’t happen. (Shhhhh…don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes don’t agree with myself.)
It’s simply that there seems to be a tendency to comment when we disagree with something, and it seems we are more prone to comment about our disagreements than about our agreement.
I’ve tried to make it a point lately to add a little positive to some of my online interaction. I want people to know that I appreciate the things I agree with. I don’t want people to always think that I’m only a naysayer.
I think Christ would want that of us all.