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  • Writer's pictureRay Rosario

Current Times 2020

HISTORY HAS A WAY of repeating itself from fashion to music to style. From the ashes of war comes peace, and from despair comes hope. The current time tests our humanistic ability to survive on multiple levels simultaneously, like no other time in history. We have had pandemics in the past with more significant life loss but never with the state of our federal and local governments in such disarray and millions of individuals suffering from unemployment. With people and small businesses dealing with losses, the wealth gap becomes even more dispropor­tionate. It is a time that has given rise to civil disobedience, national protests calling for equal rights, and national dialogue around racism-all of this occurring at once.

These are incredibly challenging times for humanity, not just in this country but across the world. One can view these times and the fluctuation of hope and faith. It's within these precise times that we are being tested as a society and as individuals. We have an uphill battle ahead of us. Our strength comes from our decision to fight with all our hearts projecting love, not hate. The result will surpass our expectations.

These are not merely battles waged against oppression and an improvement in our quality of life. These issues are on the surface. Underneath, there is a different war occurring; a spiritual war is taking place where we have to fight to save our souls for the greater good of humanity: This is an internal conflict to win an external battle.

It's now that we need to rise to the occasion and project strength and demonstrate the power of hope and faith. Only when we genuinely accept these two things into our lives, along with believing, can we show our strength.

For our actions to be guided by hope and faith, they must flourish within us. Fear cannot exist for this to truly work. Our thoughts and words hold no strength or power if we operate and process life through fear. Life has to process through a filter of love. There is more love in the world than what the media projects. We have to be careful about what we choose to digest with our minds and hearts. We need to become critical thinkers. If we don't place hope and faith in what we do, how will we ever know its power to change us and the world? We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The only way this will truly work is by surrendering our hearts in pure form, without holding back. Only then will we start to live a pur­poseful life, walking with the power of hope and faith inside us, can we contribute to humanity.

When we live with faith, it restores hope. We will no longer worry about all the things we can­not control. Control is an illusion that we imple­ment in our minds to feel safe and cope with the evil that surrounds us daily. Replacing fear with faith feels like the weight of the world is lifted from our shoulders. We will be blessed with unexpected gifts in life and live with love that we may freely share with others. The world around us will benefit from this positive energy. This love infuses others and moves mountains so we can live a fulfilled life full of glory.

With each new birth, hope and faith are born into our world. They gives humanity a chance to redeem itself, rejuvenate future spirits, succeed where others have failed, restructure systems, become the critical thinkers of our generation for a brighter future.

We all have a vital role in society and no effort will be too short. The beacon of hope and faith is within us all. Let's shine the way.

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