90 years ago today, the nations outlawed war.
When I felt I had seen its worst, I had something to say to the storm: “I am not afraid of you!”
The blessing is an invocation, a hope, a foretaste of what is to come: peace.
One’s circle of disturbance is inversely proportional to the size of one’s circle of perception. If you are only aware of what is immediately around you, then you will be more apt to frighten animals you don’t see with your ruckus. There is a spiritual lesson in all of this.
Instead of fretting over the present global catastrophe, read old books, and live in your neighborhood, doing whatever else you can, according to the ability God has given you.
The whole world is now witnessing major political shifts amid continued decline of confidence in institutions, massive migrations, and widening disparities of opportunity and resource between north and south and between the privileged few and the great majority in every nation.