Salvete, quicumque has legat –
I just read off the headlines on my company’s internal webpage – they have tickertape-banner that reports (a) the world news, and (b) their own "motivational" propaganda. But when have I seen a greater collection of bad news? Richter 8.8 quake in Chile kills hundreds and hundreds; Haiti still burying its dead after its devastating quake and sequent ills; Chinese general urging (with either-or logic) that if China does not become THE world military power in this next century, it will become a backwater; manic Iran announcing that it will be testing cruise missiles; even in France, 50 people dead from ill weather!
Ai-yah. Again, what should one do in the face of would-be-bully nations and natural disasters piling up endlessly? A world at whose root is not God, but violence, human and natural?
I’m afraid God only knows. Vale.