‘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’.
Sound words from Philippians 4:8. And I agree with them – to an extent. But isn’t the idea of dwelling on the good a little bit – er, boring? Trite? I’d much rather find out what’s going down in the Big Brother house thanks.
No, can’t say that.
Perhaps I’m uncomfortable because it’s a little vague. Is this just another way of saying, ‘think happy thoughts? Or meditate on the Waltons?
Then again, true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable…that’s pretty concrete. No, vague’s not the problem either.
So what is?
I guess my brain is attuned to life’s negatives. Instead of searching out good, I want what’s bad for me instead. Truth and beauty are real food, but I want the sugar-hit of scandal. I can’t be bothered with chewing – then I wonder why I’m hungry.