Someone has said, “Times like these it helps to remember…that there have always been times like these!” There is a common tendency to classify events and challenges as unusual, unacceptable or unusable. However, what experiences in our lives have ever failed to bring their gifts? I ran across some thoughts by William Martin that could be helpful “at times like these.”
Love uses the times we call good to fashion dances of joy.
It uses the times we call bad to create the depths of compassion.
Nothing is wasted. Nothing is lost.
Don’t be discouraged by trials you now face.
Burn them in the furnace of your heart
And turn them into life’s own energy.
“Times like these” it helps to keep our hearts aflame and to open to Spirit’s capacity to energize a great restoration for ourselves and for our world.