Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.
It comes back time and again, this scripture. When the world seems to have been turned upside down and dropped on its head, God has an answer for our troubled hearts and minds. He's already told us to be anxious for nothing, to bring our concerns before him "with thanksgiving" and that His peace, a peace the world can't understand, will guard our hearts and minds through Christ.
Our society is consumed with gun control. Either they are absolutely for it or totally against it. Either way it appears to be the topic of great conversation. We can't win really. It seems we are doomed either to deranged killers with assault guns or tyrannical dictators who want to take away our weapons, and yet God calls us to relax and think on pleasant things...
Maybe I'll make some cookies.