Have you been spending a lot of time with your thoughts during the pandemic? I know I have.
Since we also are watching acclaimed TV series from decades ago that we had never seen, I can spend a lot of time thinking … and Googling … “Seinfeld” and other shows. But the Lord tells us that we are not supposed to be thinking about those things.
Instead, as Philippians 4: 8 says:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
To keep this in mind, I use a memory device: The normal real person loves an excellent pizza.
As part of my Christian mindfulness practice, I seek to keep watch on the subject of my thoughts. If the subject is not true or noble or right or pure, etc., I turn my mind back to God.
It’s one of the good things about the pandemic. There’s plenty of time to think about the best parts of life.