Six months into 2020 and the struggle was still very real.
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I thought this year would be different. After all, it is the year of “clear vision” right?
It was everywhere. The articles, sermons, videos, social media posts all proclaiming that 2020 would be the year of clear vision. The play on the year numbers seemed clever, even making empty promises to those who faced a hard few years prior.
The promises elicited a hope in the world that quickly disappointed.
Within two months that “clear vision” seemed to come crashing down as it became hard to see or understand anything happening around us. Coronavirus left us in lockdown, protests, riots, natural disasters, and that doesn’t even count anything we have faced on a personal level.
The year has felt more earth-shattering than clarifying.
If we can be confident of anything it is that this year has been a struggle for everyone. No one is isolated, or excluded from the pain. We all feel it.
We started with great hope that things would go our way, our goals and plans would work out. We were sure this year would be the year that things finally worked out.
The pressure was on for a new decade to deliver in big ways. Our hopes may be what led us to the belief that this new year would bring with it clear vision.
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