It is the best of times and it is the worst of times… not because of overpopulation and the impending sixth mass extinction (though these are symptoms of this rare period on earth).
No, rather because this is a period of great test, trials, and yes, triumphs.
Let us all keep our hearts open and free from the settling specks of worry and dismay so that we may regard this time and opportunity to be alive as joyous, not damning.
Keep our eyes open and watchful so that we may discern the signs and let our ears be cupped and clear from the clutter of babble and distortion so that we may hear the instruction and encouragement delicately whispered.
“This is the generation of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.