“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.” (I Peter 3: 10-11)
If we want to live the life that Love has given us, we can’t be denying this love by our words, thoughts, action, or inaction. Our good days are those days where God is most expressed. These are the days that bring us peace, inspiration, and elation. This conscientious consciousness is grace to the world and a contentment that blossoms.
We can’t be too diligent about this. Watch your words, don’t just have regret. Watch your thoughts, don’t just figure they don’t matter. Watch your actions, don’t just self-justify. Watch your inaction, don’t just excuse it. We must be true to God and therefore to ourselves. Any evil we let by is just so much good we have turned our back on. The riches of God are hidden by the shadow of error.
This does not mean we have to be perfect mortals, and certainly not that we feel guilty and ashamed when we make mistakes. It simply means we need to be aware, alert, and active in our worship of, our love of, that which is good. It can’t be passive or put-off. We can and must claim that we are sons and daughters of goodness, and so this good life, this life of loveliness, is ours both to express and to experience freely.
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