It occurred to me that the conversation that we were having about religions, history, Europe, politics, belief, etc… all of it was shaping his worldview. Every word that I chose was leaving some kind of impression as a representative of my faith.
I was an ambassador.
Not one by choice, but simply through circumstance.
This got me thinking…. Every person who labels themselves as belonging to a certain group, community, movement, etc. is an ambassador. YOU are an ambassador. All of the time!
Unfortunately it is human nature to judge a group by interactions experienced with just a small number of people -whether that is in person or over the internet. It’s not fair, learn to live with it.