When every living thing
is feeling pain,
when the loud hate-filled voices
of dead-eyed men who have
forgotten they have souls
whip the populace into fear and division,
when the sabres of war are rattling,
and the world as we knew it
has been turned inside out,
revealing a cosmic flaw
that must be healed,
When we stand on the brink,
at the crossroads of a world order
that can go either way,
and it looks like the dark ones
When the forces of light and darkness
are battling, as has been prophesied,
for control of Mother Earth
and all her people,
stand strong against the spreading peril,
saying "We want a world of love and inclusion,
not a world of fear and hate".
Gentle people, now is the time to strengthen our faith,
make stalwart our vision,
trusting there are more good hearts
than hollow ones on this earth.
Now is when we must believe most strongly
that over darkness,
Light will always triumph.
My friends, it may feel like the sun is going down on us right now, but I have to believe it will rise again, on a new world of our making, dark or light. (However long it takes humanity to figure this out, and at whatever the cost to all living creatures.) I have to believe in the goodness of humanity, and that, somehow, it will prevail. I have strong faith in a Divine Intelligence that is ordering the universe. But God did not create the mayhem on earth. Humans did, with our free will, and it is up to us to set things right. I have faith the human experiment will not fail. But it might take considerable suffering before we find our way.
for Susan's timely prompt at Midweek Motif: Faith: what do you have faith in these days?