I’m writing this editorial just as the power went down, and just prior to watching on television, the storming of the capital in Washington DC. The fact I had been chasing wild turkeys out of our garden minutes before, found me trying to relax enough to complete The HighWay. So when the power went down, it gave me an opportunity to relax a bit during a time of high stress.
This is what we’ve been doing on a daily basis due to pandemic. We get a little good news about progress being made o the vaccination front, and then it’s torn down on the next news broadcast citing latest statistics.
Having lived in a time of relative peace and prosperity, we are not used to much turmoil. However, I’ve noticed my nerves have gotten a little frayed lately.
I do believe that people of faith have moral courage in times of adversity. There is some kind of inner certitude that in the end everything will be alright. That’s our ‘hope’. Hope is optimistic about the future even when the outside world seems to be falling apart.
I’m encouraged by the resourcefulness of young people. After all, they are the ones who have inherited, a not so perfect world from us, and they are the ones who are going to try and make it a better place.
In the big picture: looking at the earth from a million miles away. The earth is beautiful luminescent blue pearl. But have you seen satellite photographs of the earth on the dark side. It is luminescent in another way, due the lights of electrical energy around the world. On the dark side, the earth looks like a hot coal.
God created the beautiful blue pearl. We created the hot coal.
It’s hard going without electricity. We’ve grown accustomed to our electrically driven labour saving appliances and electronic devices that make our life more comfortable. Nevertheless, here I am tapping the keyboard of my laptop, due to the fact it has a fully charged battery, waiting for the power to come back on, to resume the life we have gotten used to.
I say to myself that I’m doing a good thing, creating a newspaper about spiritual values and bringing news about other people trying to find better ways to serve people.
If you have some news or views you would like to share with others about how you are managing in this time of ‘hibernation’, please send them to The HighWay; with photographs, if you can.