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Considering the issues and circumstances surrounding, and examining other people, places; you may think that our culture is falling apart. Governments, Religious institutions, and societies throughout the world are losing their grip on reality. Many who are in the highest of authorities have lost their way, from local leadership positions all the way to top of civilized society. Despite all this turmoil, there still is many people of good will. It's unfortunate that the misfortune and evil in the world get the attention of the human mind. With all of this and so much more going on, which I don't have the space to mention here, there is no wonder it seems people are losing hope. When man loses hope he will rely on his lower nature to survive. He becomes self-centered and everything and anything is up for grabs. Eventually despair enters the mind and nothing matters. If you judge the world based on what the media says, which is mostly negative, one can’t help thinking that people have given up on the common good of all and are taking everything, they can.
“Give me mine”, and what's yours is also mine. Even to the point where killing a baby, whether in the womb or not, is justified as a right. We thought the middle ages were barbaric, imagine what future generations will think of us. We say the human sacrifice of the Aztec is so barbaric and evil. And yet we kill 10’s of thousands of babies every year. To what end is this despicable act justified? How is it people will fight tooth and nail to stop the execution of a mass serial killer for his right to live, but an innocent child’s right to live is snapped away for the simple reason of convenience.
For those who live, who try to base decisions by the facts of any situation, and have a balanced objective with the truth, it is mind-blowing to understand how people can believe what they say they believe. We must not lose hope. Natural hope is concerned with things of the world while supernatural hope is concerned with both natural hope and the goodness of God’s love for us His children. It seems at times all is lost for humanity, but hope in the future (that is, what Jesus has promised to those who believe) is the fact that that should keep you going. It’s natural to get discouraged at times. We must encourage each other and support anyone who is working hard toward the good of all, wherever and whenever we can. If you can be honest with yourself and you are the type of person that continues to do your best in improving yourself and others; then you have the gift of supernatural hope, otherwise what’s the point in doing what’s right if we are all doomed? (1 Thessalonians 5, For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,)