Our Messy World

Reading or hearing the news is not a pleasant experience. The world is full of natural and man-made disasters. In various parts there are volcanoes, floods, fires and earthquakes. As if that was not enough, mankind makes things worse. There are wars, rumours of war, killings, beatings. Man is fighting with man. There is intolerance, discrimination, poverty, and greed.

God must look down on us and shake His head. We are like little children who want our own way. We are sure we are right and everyone else is wrong. We are like spoilt little children.

We need a common purpose, more love, tolerance, kindness, in fact all the fruits of the Spirit. God is just waiting to shower us with gifts, but we would rather go our own way and suffer. God’s way is the only way. There is no doubt that our way is not working.