Everyone’s a critic

“whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.”  (Philippians 4)

Everyone’s a critic.  Myself included.  We excel in finding fault.  Perhaps it’s because the good is obvious, even to a fool, so we feel clever finding hidden faults in things and in people.  We even do it to ourselves when we’re self-critical or depressed.

By all means let’s deal with our problems but focus on the positives.  Seek out things and people that uplift your spirit and seek to uplift others.

Jesus is like that.  If he was just a critic, He would’ve destroyed us long ago for our errant ways.  He would’ve criticised everyone instead of visiting them and blessing them.  But He focused on our potential and took our punishment on Himself.  He satisfied justice and mercy in one.  What a clever and loving Father we have.  Let’s be more like Him and seek out “whatever things are true …”

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