The cleaning crew at an Italian museum has trouble knowing the difference between art and garbage. While cleaning the museum they mistook an exhibit for garbage and threw it away. The art piece consisted of empty champagne bottles, cigarette butts, and confetti, all of which was discovered in a recycling bin and restored to the exhibit.
Many times, we have the same problem recognizing the difference between those things that are pure and those things that are the trash of our culture. Paul urges us to hold on to those things that are pure. One key to doing this is to be able to recognize purity. —Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week, November 6, 2015 p.8
Philippians 4:8–9 (HCSB) “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. 9 Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”