|Darkness and Shadow is Made Evident in the Light|
I think people in general have a difficult time accepting the world around them.
The world is a beautiful place despite the ugliness that occurs.
The bad comes with the good, as we can reflect within ourselves when looking in the mirror.
If you can acknowledge the struggle of darkness within the light, then you can accept the manner events in the world occur.
Acceptance doesn't equal agreement.
Acceptance is soberly looking at what happens, reflecting the reality of darkness and light, yet realizing that despite the darkness, the light is forever outshining darkness.
It all depends on your perception, your view, and the manner in which you interpret the world.
Do you see the world as a mass of constant chaos?
If so, then to you everything in life will be filtered through this paradigm.
If you see evil as being the prevalent force (strongest), then you will filter your life and experiences according to this view... and this is actually a faithless view.
I suggest not falling for this lie.
It isn't a matter of ignoring what is wrong, but truly appreciating, accepting, acknowledging and realizing that more good exists in the world than the bad.
This isn't hokum (nonsense), neither is it 'wishful thinking.'
It is simply taking a look beyond the noise, the distraction and the highlighting of extreme events.
Ignoring the noise isn't sticking one's head into the sand.
One can be up to speed with the catastrophes occurring on earth and can appreciate the peace they realize in their hearts, their homes, their streets and their locality.
What are you doing to prevent chaos from occurring near you?
Are you fomenting the same narrative heard on television (fear, call to arms, division, mania, etc.)?
Have you noticed the solidarity that comes out of every disaster, whether natural or purposed by man?
It is very interesting to notice how one produces the other.
It is the following reality that people believe in, perceive the world through... and it is the following paradigm which allows peace to reign in the hearts of the faithful despite the wickedness of the wayward:
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
- Psalm 91: 1-13