Find the Good You Are Looking For

“And Jesus said unto them, ‘Go forth and nit-pick’”, from the book of 1st Darkened Imaginations 13:13. Right.

Nit pickers are everywhere, taking great pride in pointing out all that is wrong with the world. They can see a flaw from a mile away… in the dark.

Finding fault is the lowest of human skills. The last thing I need is some self-assigned critic pointing out the woes of our existence at every turn. And rest assured, someone who finds pleasure in telling you the faults of others behind their backs, is likely telling others your faults once your back is turned.

What should we be doing instead? We are taught to find the good and make that our focus, like Jesus’ apostle Paul wrote:

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things”
- Philippians 4:8

Paul also wrote to the church in Colossae:

“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life, is hidden with Christ in God.”
- Colossians 3:1-3

What did Jesus say?

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,”
- Matthew 6:33

Looking for good, I believe, is the best way to welcome the new year!