I find it interesting that one of the first things Jesus began to teach when He started His ministry was in order to understand the way God works and in order to live a life of peace we have to change the way we think. We can’t think the way the world thinks. God’s kingdom and the kingdoms of this world are contrary to each other. This has been extremely apparent to me lately as I watch what is unfolding on the global stage. It is easy to get upset. There are times I’d rather have a bowling ball dropped on my foot than listen to some of the nonsense social media and the news feeds us. We are inundated with information, much of it twisted to advance an agenda. It is downright discouraging at times. Why can’t people with opposing views maintain a level of civility toward each other? With so many voices shouting as loud as they can to be heard, getting angry and aggressive when disagreed with, it almost feels too overwhelming to deal with.
But then the Lord reminds me I have to think differently. For all the violence and hopelessness that gets highlighted around the globe, there are countless acts of love and kindness taking place every second. It’s these I need to promote and foster, it’s these that deserve my attention. As I said in my last post, I’m not trying to feign naivety or neglect the pursuit of justice; I just don’t want my life to be consumed by the wrong things. I want to think differently from the way this world does.