It's a very painful sight. The Pacific ocean is dying, with catastrophic loss of aquatic and bird life. Global warming is killing the plankton, on which the rest of the food chain depends. The Atlantic is churning out huge storms which are devastating coastal cities. These things will only get worse.
Meanwhile, our attention is riveted on petty matters. Which newspaper spun which story? Which senator voted for what?
And the corporations and their political lackeys continue to push for exploitation and devastation of the ecosystem. They continue to push for fascism to control an increasingly restive population. We are fighting for our lives, and for the lives of future generations.
Or they are waiting for the right leader to come along and say the magic words that will make it all better- Hillary Clinton? Barak Obama?
Facing reality is very difficult, because it makes us feel helpless and hopeless. We also have to face our own guilt in contributing to the problems, and not doing enough to fight the satanic forces now in control.
There is a bright side, of course. People are becoming aroused, the few politicians with integrity are getting bolder, the media propaganda facade is cracking, the people are making saner decisions at the polls (except in Ohio, where the machines are shamefully rigged).
We might take comfort in knowing that most of the world's major sacred writings foresaw this time, and prophesied that we would find a peaceful way through it, the rapture cult notwithstanding. They are just another corporate ploy to demoralize the people and make us more vulnerable to the satanic vultures now gobbling up the planet.
Relying on prophesy takes faith. Faith in the benevolence of our Creator, who dictated the prophecies to every people, each in a different form, and who spread out all this wonderful world, and who gives us life. Faith in the wisdom of the ancients, who gave us guidelines to help us through this. Faith in the potential of human beings to rise above ego and sacrifice self for the common good. Faith in the power of our DNA to safeguard its immortality through future generation. Faith in the gifts we are given to contact our higher nature and make good decisions. Only if we have faith, can we face reality.
Luke 18: 42The blind man replied, "Lord, please let me see. "
Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you. "
In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman