For tomorrow (Sunday) I have written my Sunday morning reflection based on Genesis 1, the opening verses to Hebrew Scripture and the Christian Bible. For me, those words are more a Statement of Faith than a description of how the world came into being.
We all know the world is not good.
Bad things happen.
Awful things happen.
The news that lands on our doorsteps or fills our social media feeds makes its money telling us how awful the world is and how bad people are. If that is all there is or how it is as some (maybe correctly) say, then me first/mine first/survival of the fittest would be the only reasonable response.
But, that is not all there is.
Despite the odds, there is goodness.
And, there is kindness.
And, there is compassion.
And, there is the hand extended.
There is the concern for the other that has its roots in the understanding that we do better when all do better or that somehow we are connected to and responsible for each other.
Can I prove that?
But, I can believe that and can live my life facing in that direction.