“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
I have been accused of looking at things through rose-colored glasses. But is that so bad? I know there are problems in the world and I am far from perfect. My failures and my struggles are always before me. I do acknowledge them, but press on towards the perfect. If I keep that in sight, I just might reach the finish line. Like in a marathon, if I focus on the agony of each step, my energy sags and I give up. I’ve got to focus on the glory of the end and it makes the running of this race of life a joy in the midst of all its trials. So much in this world is excellent and worthy of praise. My thinking of these things might be enough to tip the balance to the side of love.