Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.”
Watching our three very different dogs’ natural behavior, it occured to me how much we humans are like that
One peed in the yard, then the other two just had to sniff around and contribute their pee in the same spot.
When you see someone’s unpleasantness on social media, do you contribute your mess too?
In that same theme, when you see someone making a positive difference, do you join in and help (or do something else to make a difference)?
Do you feel competitive like when our dogs fight over who gets the best toy? We can place 3 balls within their reach, but they all want the same one. Friends, there is enough work to go around, and enough Jesus for every person, and we can choose to be part of the solution, rather than contributing to the problem!
Have you wondered at the word “Selah” in scripture? You are not alone. Even learned, faithful, theologians are not in agreement😊
Here is one article that speaks of some of the different ideas about it’s meaning, usage, and purpose.
Neighbors, our first responders did sign up for this, and are well and continually trained, including natural compassion. Call when you need them.
I have been as ill with this pneumonia as I was with Covid last fall. I almost called our first responders a few nights ago at 2:30 a.m., but didn’t want to bother them. At the same time, I knew that was irrational thinking from my high fever, rigors, and erratic heart rate.
I did necessarily go to E.R. for several hours the next day, got wonderful care at Unity Health, witnessed infinite patience and compassion as staff faced all manner of extreme cases arrive. We agreed I would go home and keep in close contact with our medical team.
Now I am on the healing side, thanks be to God’s mercy and a just-right-for-me husband (aka caregiver).