Sunday, 4 December 2016

World angst!

It's hard to imagine a quiet peaceful Christmas this year. Change this country the Brexit vote seems to have started a wave of discontent over the entire globe...
Trump seems set to upset other world leaders by his own naivety .
Politicians leaders as far away as New Zealand are just giving up...
The Italian prime minister resigns after shock poll results on constitutional reform.
Every day bad news hit the airwaves.
Banks have contributed to this feeling having gambled and lost a huge amount of money over the last few years..
There are good news stories to be found..but the overall feeling is of dread, of change, of a lack of certainty about anything...
New health threats appear.
Huge numbers of people are running away from war torn countries making refugee crisis anxieties for everyone even whilst we are sympathetic.
Far right groups seem to be gaining strength all over the world.
The approaching festive season will hopefully makes a small contribution to the feel good factor....but it's hard to imagine what 2017 will bring...
In small communities wonderful groups are helping those less fortunate. Lots of good news can be found but the slow build up of anxious global change is the predominant feeling this morning I'm afraid.

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1 comment:

  1. I suspect that we approach life as an optimist and the other end of the scale (easy to be) is so off putting.

    Yes, we are having all sorts of crisis almost on an hourly basis, if not daily, but yet hope. I meet new people quite often, and I find their optimism infectious. Those who voted for Brexit are hoping that the powers that be, will address the issues of inequality and division that caused them to vote that way, while even the remainers are trying hard to be positive.

    The world is a troubled place, and our only weapons are prayer and a response by supporting those working in the troubled places with financial resources, as active involvement is beyond us - some brave souls will take it on, which gives me much faith in the humanity of many, a lot of whom aren't Christian in faith, but are in temperament and ability.

    I choose to ignore the media spokes people who point us towards the bad news, because we have enough to cope with without their pronouncements that we are all doomed.

    We live in dangerous times. The far right seems to be in the ascendancy, but history tells us that aspiration for freedom and equality always overcomes in the end.

    And we still try to build the Kingdom of God, here and now, bit by tiny bit, day by day - which is our duty to God and to each other, surely?