You may recall a commercial from many years ago that pictured a man being slapped on the face with after shave lotion saying, “Thanks, I needed that.”
In my readings I came across a quote by the late Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the great proponent of positive thinking and the positive power of Jesus Christ. Many did not know two very important things about Dr. Peale. For one, he was prone to negative thinking himself at times. He once said that his greatest enemy was “The little man inside.” For another, Marble Collegiate Church, of which he was the Senior Pastor for sixty plus years, was very much involved in outreach ministries in the city of New York. And under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Michael Brown it continues to listen and respond to a variety of social needs in that great city.
The quote: “Keep thinking, keep interested, keep praying, keep dreaming. Be mentally sensitive at all times so that the magic word that motivates you may one day speak to your deep inner self.”
Today, I am looking heavenward and saying, “Thanks, Dr. Peale, I needed that.”
– Doug Fairbanks
Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 9:12 AM EDT