Living In Peace

Friday, June 4, 2010

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Is it just me, or does it seem to you that people in general are in a bad mood these days? Talk radio, network news and the newspaper have stopped reporting the news and have become nothing more than forums for spewing hatred and anger. If you want to catch a disturbing glimpse into the social pulse of today, read the comments posted on any CNN.com's news stories. I can’t remember the last time I heard anything positive on the airwaves or read anything uplifting in the paper.
How can we as Christians live in peace in a world filled with anger? According to the scripture above it depends on what we think about. The world only thinks about what is wrong, but Paul admonishes us to think about what is right. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty to complain about in today’s world, but we can’t let our minds focus on those things. There is also a lot of good things happening in our world. If I can discipline my mind to think on the things mentioned above, I will have peace. It takes practice, but once you start, it becomes addicting. Let’s be different than the world. Instead of spreading bad news, let’s spread the good news! People don't need to hear what is wrong with the world today. They need to hear what is right. They need hope and we can give that to them. Be determined today to find something positive to say to our world.

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