Many people in Fiji today are hurting, dismayed, bewildered by what is happening in our beloved land of Fiji. A Bible reading this week reminds us to be gentle and honourable, no matter what. Paul is talking to a community where there is quarrelling and concludes that despite the difficulties, the people need to do what is just and excellent.
4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.