June 10, 2016

Think About Such Things

During a communion meditation the speaker wanted the congregation to focus on the emblems that represent the body and blood of Jesus. He said, “Stop worrying about lunch, what you didn’t get done this week, and what you will do when you get home.” Immediately my mind went to thinking about what I should fix for lunch. Paul understood how our thoughts, or the thoughts of others, can lead us down a rabbit trail. He said, “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” (Phil 4:8 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----I wonder why Paul would say such a thing? We have running for Presidential office, with 95% of entertainers, educators, news media, government workers, and cronies of the government supporting her, a woman who side-stepped the Benghazi raid to forsake four Americans unto undignified deaths and committed the felonious act of retaining sensitive government communications on her private server while lying about their non-existence - an offense which disqualifies her from any Federal office at any level, including Whitehouse outhouse janitor. This occurs during the term of a man who single-handedly demonstrates all aspects of why the Founding Fathers wrote the natural-born-citizen clause into the Constitution while the aforementioned 95-percenters form a phenomenally effective bullyhood against any and all substantive discussion of that topic. The first act of the First Continental Congress was passed and signed on the open meadow in front of St. Joseph’s church, right where the Twin Towers eventually stood. On that spot this first act was to dedicate the nation of the United States of America to the service of God. That information doesn’t get passed around by the 95-percenters. No wonder the Twin Towers fell.
-----It is vitally important to acknowledge the truth in thinking and in deed. The truth is a pathway which is not walked unless your feet are upon it. And your feet are not upon it unless your mind is upon it.
-----The only nobility in thinking upon the dastardly deeds of the left has is found in an understanding of the situation those deeds cause. It is critical for the rabbit to acknowledge the soaring eagle. It saves his life for setting his mind upon more yummy clover. The most important thing to know at any given moment is the situation in which you are. Because, like the weary rabbit lives to know further, different situations require different actions. A bed is a great situation for a nap, unless it is the I-70 roadbed. This is noble thought about what is right.
-----Thinking about what is right is protective only as a precursor to thinking about what is glorious. Evil will be gone, therefore the requirement of protection will end with its end. And as the Holy Spirit brings within us the changing into His likeness from one degree of glory unto the next, what is right in our minds steps beyond mere protection unto the utterly glorious. But acknowledgement of the evil around us must yet proceed in our thinking as a protective shell hardened by the further thinking upon what is glorious. Purity and loveliness are only admired through humility. We are neither pure nor lovely in what we actually are. Consequently “puritan” has become such a derogatory term it has become replaced with the more effective ridicule “purist”. And “loveliness” has been so infected with the anything-you-want-it-to-mean virus that it has been stretched over even the new, nasty “bromance”. But in truth, which is Paul’s first call to thought, loveliness is bound up in purity which is the consequence of what is right. Anything which can wear that systemic thinking like gloves on a princess is admirable and praiseworthy.

Love you all,
Steve Corey