One of my favorite places on the internet is a message board set aside to discuss Jayhawk sports. Every poster on the board posts anonymously, choosing a psuedonym thereby maintaining anonymity. I suppose there was a reason for this but I am often taken back by the anger, name calling and outright meanness that is expressed. And that's a place where everyone is supposed to share something in common: support for the Jayhawks!
This leads me to my reflection: how is it that we are to act, speak and interact with others whether or not they know who we are. As a believer in Jesus, I believe my conversion includes my character. Can I rise above all of the noise and the shouting down of others and show compassion and humility? Does it make a difference? The answer is yes and yes. It's not a call to do something you'd rather not do but an understanding that we are witnessing to the love of God everytime we interact with others. Even if they don't know who we are.