In the Gathering Darkness

P1050911These days, I am often overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problems we face.
Then I would feel utterly helpless at the puniness of what I can do.
I have to remind myself of the strength and beauty there is in smallness.
In the vastness of the universe, we are but stardust;
but what we have built on earth is simply amazing.
Just a small fraction (about 1%) differentiates us from apes;
and yet there is a world of difference between us.
Micro-nutrients, infinitesimal in quantities, are vital to life.
A pinch of salt adds infinite flavor to a dish.
A whiff of a favorite scent is enough to bring back a flood of memories.
And we get to live life one day at a time.
Things will get done in due time.
And ‘in due time’ is God’s time.

In spite of all the pain and suffering,
all the tears and misery,
despite all the bickering, violence and wars,
despite all the hate, the greed, the pride and selfishness;
the universe is being transformed bit by bit.
Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today.
God’s plan and design will not be frustrated,
watching the passing of the seasons tells me so.
Spring will soon be here.
Nature is never in a hurry;
and yet everything gets done in due time.

In the face of all the evil and imperfections in this world,
of which I am often a part of and a contributor,
my efforts to make good may indeed seem puny and even futile.
It seems Satan is gaining the upper hand in this cosmic battle between good and  evil.
‘Satan’ means ‘adversary’ and refers to all that stands against the goodness of God.
I may live under a corrupt government,
where bad legislation oppresses the innocent,
and unjust structures enrich the powerful.
Single-handed I cannot change an institution;
but I may be called by God to protest against wrong-doing.
I can also pray! Always.


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