So far we have been focusing on strengthening the body and sharpening the mind. But so far we have not focused much on edifying the spirit.
To help with that, I will be starting a new series every Sunday. I will have a quotation or two from the Scriptures, the Tao, or another book of Wisdom along with a bit of commentary and application of the precepts taught. I am a believing Christian, which will probably come through my choices in quotes, but I will try to include other beliefs and be as applicable to everyone as possible.
Today’s passages were inspired by a Periscope from Vox Day, when he mentioned that there is always hope.
But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
– Acts 24:14-16 ESV
Unless you are an atheist or agnostic, you have hope of something beyond this life. What most people consider the worst thing that could happen, death, is only the way on. Be bold in doing what is right and maintain a clean conscience.
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
– Psalms 42:5 ESV
Many people in the manosphere seem to thrive on depression, constantly lamenting how bad the West has gotten. But however bad the world has gotten, we still serve virtue and need to live it and teach it to our children. Whatever victories evil has gotten will eventually come apart. Whatever web of lies that currently delude people will eventually be undone by the truth. All we can do is teach virtue, help one another, and point the way to people who are willing to be uncomfortable if it means learning the truth.
Go to your place of worship, spend time with your family, and meditate on what is true. Have a blessed Sunday!