..circa 2016 into the final month now and the Mass of the Christ approaches.
The Aleppo peoples are being slaughtered, taken away to God knows where, mercilessly starved...
The refugees from the other countries in the Middle East are "housed" in fragile and dangerous shelters in Turkey, in Greece; those who can try to get in the boats to Italy. The Europeans don't want to know as they don't want any more refugees.
Trump is the New Herald! Fitting name to herald a way of division, a way of saving the disenfranchised in the Great US of A from its own reaping of the seeds sown by its politicians who made the wars out there in the Middle East and beyond. Clinton is the second-rater that even her thirty years of service didn't hide. The disenfranchised, the poor, the ones who now have nothing else to lose, gave up on voting for her ilk.
In the UK - disuniting as we sing our first caroles - all impertinent and incompetent government policies of the past thirty years having now come home to roost big time; politicians have been singling out the scapegoats to be anyone and anything who is "foreign" so that the true light of Truth is hidden by the shadows. Mrs. May (also aptly named) heralding "Mayhem" in the nationalist fever whipped up by her government in the last decade. Again and again and again.
Meanwhile, the arms companies get lots of money and the politicians and senators get rich through their executive powers, shares and continuous destruction of the earth's life-giving flora and fauna as well as men, women and children in the war torn places. Do they not have children too? Perhaps they will all live in a module on the Moon or Mars.
My prayers will be to lift the shadows from my eyes, to realise my own narrow prejudices, to learn not to trust politicians, to understand the plight of those whose lives are ruined or made very hard by their leaders, to accept the truth of myself that I have neither spoken out nor taken action.
May God Bless America and May God Bless The World. And May God Forgive us All.