The Signs of the Times

65. The Signs of the Times

Jesus is admonishing his people to pay attention and to start making links between cause and effect.

It’s hard to read this passage and not ask: what are the signs of our times? They are reported on daily. Global warming. Deforestation. Depleted oceans. Species loss. Ground water pollution. World hunger. Terrorism. Weapons of mass destruction. The list goes on.

But not all the signs are negative. There are communication networks that span the planet and create possibilities for global dialogue. There’s new information that validates our common evolutionary history and the interconnectedness of all life. There’s greater human maturity and wisdom. And there’s a blossoming realization that to survive, we must all learn to get along.

As we read the signs of the times, which future will we choose to nurture?