“I don’t know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.” These words are attributed to George Bernard Shaw. If this is all that is known of him one would think that he is depressed continually and refuses to look at the bright side that people certainly have.
It is to be admitted that it can be tough to look at the good side of people when all you see or hear is discouraging. Though it may be tough, consider Jesus. If there was a person to have lived who saw things as they truly were, but was unjustifiably condemned, and ultimately died a cruel and painful death—if there was ever a person who could actually have a perspective as George Bernard Shaw, it would be Jesus. Jesus, however, said: “Father, forgive them” because they don’t understand what they are doing. With that kind of spirit, how can we continually look at the negative?
For every person one may come in contact with that is less than desirable to know, there is another just waiting to brighten up the day. A challenge to us is what kind of person will I (we) be? It is easy to scour about, but it is better to be a “son of encouragement.” RT