“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
It can be easy to be dismayed by others in the world we live in. At times it becomes difficult to see the good in people, because we’re so quick to jump to our differences and faults. And if you are anything like me, it’s starting to weigh heavily on your soul. You might start asking questions like “why don’t we love each other?” or “will we ever be able to come back from this?”
I came across a video this morning that really spoke to me, and gave me chills. It’s a story from a man named Neal Foard, who was traveling with his father in 1969 when their car broke down. With no money and stranded, they weren’t sure how they might get to their destination, or even get the car fixed. They were greeted with unexpected generosity and kindness from complete strangers. At the end of the video he reveals the lesson his father taught him from all of this and says, “No matter what you see in the movies or on TV, or you read in the papers… That’s how people really are.”
Friends, our very nature and design is good, very good. I want to encourage you to heed these words from the book of Philippians, to dwell upon the things in this life that are good, especially when we think about others. I encourage you take a moment and watch the video using the link below.