A Right Attitude

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” [‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬]

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” [Matthew 5:16 NIV]

These seem like great verses to remind us all about how to behave towards others, the right kind of attitude we should be employing every day. Just to ensure that the light we are shining brightly reflects well on the good deeds of our Father in heaven and brings Him glory.

It seems an especially good reminder in light of the current conversations, comments and opinions flying around in regard to the EU Referendum. I liked this article too as a reminder of what the Bible says about politics.

Whichever side you vote for, we are first and foremost followers of Jesus, so let’s take  our lead from Him and His word, and take care in ensuring that the strength of our opinions don’t see us become opinionated. Remember ~ to have an opinion is to share something that you believe. To be opinionated means you think your opinion is right, and whoever disagrees is wrong or stupid.

Just a thought, amongst all the other thoughts. Ignore me if you think I’m out of line. Let’s lead well in ALL things, however passionate we may feel about whatever we are talking about.

Honour Someone

Today I went to an investiture for a local person receiving an MBE. It was great to listen to the citation of all that this person had accomplished. 

A number of things came to mind…

1. You never know everything about people. In over 50 years you can get involved in quite a lot. 

2. Everyone has the potential to make a difference. You just have to want to. 

3. You have to be willing to put the work in. There will be challenges and obstacles along the way, no one says making a difference isn’t hard work. 

4. Not everyone will understand why you are doing all that good stuff for others. After all, we are not all into the same things. 

5. It’s good to honour. Find someone and tell them well done. It doesn’t need to be a big occasion, just genuine. 

6. I could probably do more to make a difference. It’s not a competition, nor is it healthy to compare but maybe I need to be more about making a difference where I can