Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
It was a blessing that there was no internet back in Apostle Paul’s days.They would be hard pressed to find any good report or praiseworthy stuff to meditate on.
I mean there are just so much lies, so much scandals, so much negativity online these days that it is almost impossible to focus on “the bright side of life”.
The truth is, do we really need to know about that British guy who made thoughtless remarks about commuters taking the public transport? Do we really need to know what the Korean-star-wannabe think of her own country? Do we really need know what dress that gorgeous church accountant is going to wear to court?
And… do we really need to spend time and energy (over)reacting to these stories by writing an open letter on our blogs, cussing and trolling those guys on social media or even sending death threats? Do we really think we are making the world a better place by doing all that? Or are we just satisfying our perverse sense of self-righteousness…?