Welcoming health and goodness

What am I entertaining? Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to that question. But not in terms of who is coming to our house. Rather, I am questioning the kind of thoughts that are getting a warm welcome into my consciousness. Metaphorically speaking, what kinds of thoughts am I setting the table, lighting the candles, and preparing a meal for? 

It all began when I read Paul’s letter to the Philippians, urging them to fill their minds with things that are virtuous and that deserve praise: things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report (see Philippians 4:8). A quick mental checkup made me aware of some unwanted guests sitting around my (mental) table! But what to do about them? 

Turning Points In Spiritual Growth
Lessons in worth and humility
February 5, 2018

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