As human beings, we all suffer from the same condition -- the human condition. We are human, with all the wonder, beauty, faults and frailties that make us human. Over the past year, as I have visited your blogs, I have seen so many of you enjoying the highs and enduring the lows that being human entails -- illness, divorce, job loss, and also career changes, engagements, births, reunions -- some sad and some wonderful things. The one thing I have observed is that the more different we are, the more we are all the same. As a community, we have felt each other's pain and joy, and often we have been asked to pray for each other. I believe in the power of prayer. It is a very strong force in the universe, and I have seen it work.
I have always been the eternal optimist. I have always believed that problems are sort of like wormholes in the universe; we go into them in one place, and come out of them at the other side in a better place. Problems are God's ways of telling us that something needs to change -- for the better. Often the solution is obvious, and often we have to struggle with it. The worst thing we can do is nothing. Any solution is better than nothing. Often the very act of beginning to solve a problem has a way of making us feel better. We are doing something positive; we are moving forwards through the wormhole.
Without getting into specifics, someone I know is going through a difficult time at the moment. This person is entering a wormhole and will eventually end up at a much better place in the universe, but in the meantime it is going to be a difficult journey. I believe very strongly in angels, and sometimes angels will intercept in our lives in ways that seem strange at the time, but in hindsight we realize the purpose of it. And I know the angels will guide this person through the wormhole and safely out the other side, to a much better place in the universe.