SO many countries are plagued by poverty, war, illness, starvation......I well up with tears every time I see a news report showing children with blank stares unable to absorb the catastrophes that they have become accustomed to. But, does anyone really become accustomed to such atrocities?! How can they/we? How do parents protect their children....they simply can't because they have no control over the situation; they never know when the next bomb will drop, when the next child will be shot by a gang member. They wander aimlessly looking for shelter. More and more it reminds me of armageddon.
Add to that the devastating hurricanes, floods, fires (too often caused by man), earthquakes.....most of which aren't within our control. I wonder Where is the HOPE?
My prayer for 2017 is that there WILL (miraculously) be peace on earth.
Within our own little corners of the world, we can be grateful for the blessings we have and pray fervently that we can make a difference and be a beacon of hope and a source of peace for others.