Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he’s asked. 1 Peter 3:8 MSG
Today Lord in each situation may we cultivate good. When all around us seems chaotic or hurtful things are said, give us the ability beyond our capability to speak life and blessings. It’s so hard Lord when others see the world differently, are hurting and angry, and things seem hopeless to cultivate an attitude of good. We confess our inability and ask for You to supernaturally help us. Jesus we want to sincerely love and see You in all things. Help us to be compassionate not only in deed but in Spirit! We desire to sincerely love and cultivate peace in the world around us.