“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.”—Philippians 4:8

Yesterday, we talked about the peace that passes all understanding which is found in remembering that God’s Kingdom is not in trouble. However, there is an active part of this truth. It is not merely something we accept, but rather something we have power to dwell on, realize, and manifest. Andrew Peterson’s song “Lay Me Down to Die” says, “And all of the death that ever was. If you set it next to life, I believe it would barely fill a cup.” When the world feels as if it is burning, set all your death next to all your life by thinking on what is true, right, and lovely as an act of holy resistance, as an act of active peacemaking.
Britney Winn Lee is a writer as well as the director of a community arts program in Shreveport, LA where she lives with her designer husband and big-hearted son. She is the author of Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way and The Boy with Big, Big Feelings. Lee is passionate about neighboring, beauty, and creating opportunities for people to connect and mobilize on behalf of a better world. Find her on instagram @britneywinnlee.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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