Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace. Psalm 37:37
I came across this verse today as I was reading the Psalms. I take this as a reminder to look around and call to mind those people in your life who live upright and blameless lives (by grace). In our churches and communities we can find such people and make these people the object of our study. Be curious about how they grew in patience, how they came to care for the young and vulnerable, and how they always seem to have a gracious word that build one up. If we place our focus on public figures, who lack these characteristics, we will miss the positive formation that can come from the observation of the saints amongst us.