Is This Life Horrible or Wonderful?
In this life, what you look for is what you will find.
If you are looking for what is miserable and awful,
that is what you will find, a world that is miserable and awful,
filled with every dreaded thing
If you look for what is wonderful and awe-inspiring,
that is what you will find, a world that is wonderful and awe-inspiring,
filled with all the delights and wonders of this.
In every age and in every life,
there are both horrible and wonderful things.
What will you focus on? What will you notice?
What type of world do you want to live in?
What do you want your life to be about?
What you look for is what you will find.
That doesn't mean you are to ignore those
who are suffering and in pain
Rather take the beautiful, wonderful,
and awe-inspiring things of this life
to those who are in pain. Help those who are in need
Take the wonder-of-being with you
and seek out those who are lonely and afraid.
Be a comforter and encourager to them.
Show them the wonder that their lives can be.
This does not mean that you are to overlook evil
and pretend like everything is wonderful
Rather, overcome evil by doing that which is good.
This is not about pretending that everything is nice and wonderful
while everything is falling down around you.
By Stephen Winters