On one of his speaking tours, Richard Neuhaus was picked up at the
airport by a man who kept talking about how bad things were in America
and how difficult these times are. Finally Rev. Neuhaus had had enough
of the doom and gloom talk. “These may be bad times, but they are only
times we are given. And despair is a mortal sin.”
Whether good or bad, these are the only times we are given—and it is
our privilege to serve the Lord today, right where we are.
Despair is not an option. These are fantastic, exciting, amazing days
to be alive. We should continue to do good and remain optimistic.
Chin up and knees down. Take some time to laugh today. It’s a good way
to remind yourself that God knows what he’s doing even when we don’t.
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