I do not pretend to be an oracle or prophet. But the signs of the times suggest darkness is rising.
Since I last wrote, a billion dollars of client funds are said to have vanished in the MF Global collapse. A Texas woman unable to qualify for food stamps has shot herself and her children. Overseas, a young woman in Pakistan was murdered defending herself against rape. In Egypt, fundamentalist parties have won over 60% of the vote in parliamentary elections.
All this is not a reason to lose hope. Rather, it should be an alarm to men and women of good will everywhere – those reaching out a hand to help their neighbors, those working for peace and justice, and those fighting to protect the rights God gave all.
This is not a time to surrender. This is a time to fight – not with bullets or bombs, but with kindness toward those of any faith or none, with truth whatever the personal cost, and with prayer. Above all with prayer for there is a Power greater than our own.
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