In a Time of Cynicism

We live in cynical times.  It was inevitable, probably, that cynical is what we, as a species, would become.  It’s a bad, bad world out there.  Horrible things happen all the time, and not just to people who deserve it.  Nasty things happen to nice people and they happen all the time.

Even if you pay the smallest amount of attention to what’s going on in the world around you, the message is clear: life is not fair.  If there is a great plan for humanity, it must have been derailed.  Either that, or it is a plan that is pretty darn mysterious at best, nefarious at worst. Continue reading