Whatever is…

Blushing is the color of virtue.

     ~ Diogenes

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
     ~ Psalm 139:13-14
When I read the quote, I wondered about Diogenes, and what prompted this comment.  Little is known about him, but he is the father of Cynic Philosophy.  
He wandered the streets with a lamp, looking for an honest man.
I had no happy thoughts here.  What follows in the story is how his search was not fulfilled.  I felt sorry for Diogenes, and I thought of the guys that roam NYC with signs in their hands warning of the end of the world. They have no joy.  I have never seen one who is the soul of joy! If all you can think about is what you cannot find, you will reach the end, but joy will be absent.
     It took me a while, but I found this delightful, smiling, shining example of where I know my thoughts need to be. Every day, not looking toward the end, but toward the day’s beginning, and then the middle…you get the idea.

     “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. “

Philippians 4:8

Here is where my head needs to be.  Here is a version of this scripture that I can take with me.  Virtue will show itself.

Whatever is
Because of Him,

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