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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5 responses to “Darkness Rising”
Excellent Reminders, my Dear Anna! These last few Years I have made myself too busy, and, am shamed to admit it, have not given Enough time for Prayer. Aware of the Situation, and One with You in Concern, I have to put into practice what I have learnt today. The Battle Belongs to the Lord. Love and Regards. 🙂
I am immensely grateful for your friendship, Swami. You are a model to me of humility and piety. God requires us to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before Him (Micah 6: 8). Paul instructs us, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10: 31); and again, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col. 3: 17). As Mother Teresa said, “Prayer in action is love…” You embody that sentiment. ❤
My DEAR Anna! You are Too much. …I know just How Unworthy I am.
Friendships are SO Important. …When I had been in North India, for quite a few Years, I was able to enjoy the joy of Friendships. But now, All those good Priest companions are too busy to keep in contact with poor ole me! …Your Friendship gives me Strength. Thank You, Love and God Bless. 🙂
Definitely my pleasure. 🙂
Love and Blessings,
Thank You, my Dear Anna! Much Appreciated! 🙂