I’ll keep it short today. I hope you’ll take a moment to look at the video I have attached. The news we see on television is usually bad. Often horrifically so. I thought you might be ready for something good. This doesn’t start good. It starts with a 78-year-old woman whose husband of 60 years has died. She goes alone to the cemetery to visit his grave, and as she gets back into her car, she is mugged. That sounds like the typical news story these days that makes us despair for the future of civilization. But this one ends in a way that will give you some hope.
It’s kind of like the story in the Bible about Good Friday and Easter. It’s the worst imaginable news followed by a surprise that changes everything.
It’s good to remember as we sing in that hymn that “though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” As long as God is the ruler, and I don’t expect that to change, there is hope. So, as our Bishop Hagiya signs off in his messages to us: “Be the hope.”
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