Speaker: Jerry Cisar
In the hit Disney Pixar animation Inside Out, the 11-year-old Riley moves with her parents from Minnesota to San Francisco creating an emotional upheaval. As the story goes, her basic emotions (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger) are controlled in an internal emotional control room. Borrowing from that idea, Peter is addressing our moral control room in today’s text.
What is controlling your moral behavior? Is it a bunch of external rules? Is it your desires, or passions? Many live as if external rules and internal desires are the only two characters that ever enter their moral control room. Both can end in ruin. Peter offers other forces that should be at the helm in our moral control room: A right hope, a true holiness, and a proper fear.
In what do you hope? Is it a right hope? What does it mean to be holy? Is your understanding of holiness a true holiness? Do you live with a proper fear?