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It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

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I’m hopeful, in general. Really.

But there are moments when I look around and just shake my head. Just shake my head.

You know what I am talking about.

Public issues, private trials. National matters, local concerns. Collective and personal things. Things I wish I could change in others. Things I wish I could change in myself. Disappointments, frustrations, inconveniences, unfixables. Callousness, cynicism, sarcasm, irony, selfishness, snarkiness, dishonesty, anger, vengeance. It all runs rampant under the watchful (and gleeful) eyes of the Prince of this World.

Oh, I know the Holy Spirit is here. I believe that Christ’s mercy can shine through inky darkness. And I trust that God will prevail.

I do.

But the devil is trying to make a run at it.

Tonight, Bob Dylan captures my mood,

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay Paree
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

Who will light a candle in this darkness?

Will you?

The time is now.

For me. And for you.

(I am hopeful. Honestly)

It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.


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