From the Publisher: Celebrating the true joy of life

By John Ulaj

This Sunday, we celebrate one of the holiest days in Christianity, The Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Happy Easter everyone!

I wish to bring to light that we, as a society, are constantly inundated by negativity and dissention, which the major media outlets (shamefully speaking), have a field day with. I understand that I am a part of this profession. In truth, my desire is to live in a world at peace, and to see civilization flourish, as God had hoped.

We must protect our minds from fear-filled propaganda, especially from the major media outlets. A perfect example would be all the televised reports saying that we are supposedly headed for a financial world collapse — and even that, perhaps, World War III is awaiting us.

This propaganda, as I call it, is nonsensical, and in my opinion simply not true. Keep your minds focused on the positive things in life, and don’t fill your minds with what I have heard called “stinking thinking.” Turn that television off and read a good book; something that is profitable to the mind. Don’t worry about future events you have no control over.

Believe me, I too (at times) fall prey to this mindset. But we don’t have stay stuck there. I must say that the most wonderful thing about being a Christian is that I don’t dread the future, and that I always feel everything will be fine in the end.

Why? Because God is in charge. Because we know that the God who demonstrated his Love (on the Cross) at Calvary is able to preserve and sustain us, even until the end of the ages.

The cross is a symbol of God’s power; of the work he did to save us. It is the focus of our pride, and the symbol of our salvation. For some of our friends, the idea of a God who would die on a cross for us is simply crazy. It makes no sense from a logical perspective. But that shouldn’t surprise us. That kind of love seems unreasonable, and even foolish to those whose instincts are to want to save themselves.

I wish to leave you with this – that the Bible is full of hope, and of God’s love for mankind. Take, for example, in the King James translation of the book of Philippians 4:12, where it talks about how the Lord wants your mind focused on the peaceful and the tranquil things of life. From Verse 8: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any praise, think on these things. And the God of peace and love shall be with you.”

Once again, have a great Easter — from my family, to yours.

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