The world is a mess and there is so much that is wrong, hurtful, frightening, negative … some would say ‘evil.’ What can we do? Ignoring the situation won’t make it go away. We can pray but our individual prayers may not seem like much in the broad scheme of things. Then again, neither does one little drop of water, seem like much, by itself. But …
But we know that when droplets of water are put together, great things can happen … parched dry crops become nourished by life-giving rain … flowing rivers abound with salmon … glistening snowflakes remind us of our individual uniquenesses … magnificent waterfalls bring forth powerful energy … new life emerges from the waters of baptism.
If these can result when tiny droplets of water come together, it is awe-inspiring to realize what can be done with tiny droplets of prayer and positive thoughts, words of encouragement / support / affirmation offered in our families, communities, countries, around the globe.
In the midst of feelings of helplessness, anger, hopelessness and acts of betrayal, abuse, disrespect, violence, etc., may we, daughters and sons living in various parts of this planet, be conduits of healing – transforming the negativity into cascading waterfalls of healing for our families, communities, countries, world.
May parched and dry political (and theological) discussions be watered by reason.
May rivers of conversation flow freely, gently and respectfully among the leaders of the world.
May these leaders be sustained with waters of life-giving energy as they face trial after trial.
May we, the people, anticipate great and wonderful (wonder-filled) results and not focus on the controversies, friction and divisions. And may all drink from the well of loving kindness which sustains, encourages, comforts and connects and unites us as human beings who share Planet Earth.