OK, as part of Positive Post Tuesday, this is supposed to be about somebody specific. And I guess it is. It's about YOU:
There will never be a statue of a critic. Try me - go to your town square. There might be a war hero or a Civil Rights activist or a boll weevil*, but no critic.
Why? Because it's too easy. Critics are twelve for ten cents. If critics are worthy of a statue, we've got a lot of statues to be building.
I challenge you. I defy you. Look for the good in the world and talk about that. Be an encourager. Take risks. Fly in the face of critics. Be great. You might get "criticized". It might even hurt. But stick to your guns. Try to make the world a better place. Look for heaven on earth - that's literally what Christ called us to do.
Avoid being a critic at all costs. It's no fun, and it brings people down.
I'm going to say it one more time: find the good and praise it.
If it's not there, make your own. Is all the art out there bad? Make some good art. Are all the blogs out there bad? Make a good blog. Is all the news out there bad? Make some good news**.
Maybe one day they'll make a statue of you.
(It is the goal of this blog to find the good and praise it. This post in particular is part of Positive Post Tuesday, hosted by Mr. Brody Harper.)
* In Enterprise, AL they literally have a statue of a boll weevil.
** Hmmm. Sounds familiar doesn't it? Check out Luke 2:10