Looking at current events around the world these days doesn’t inspire a lot of hope.
In fact, the world seems on the bring of constant disaster.
Of course, it has been that way for several months, with North Korea’s seemingly uneding missile launches.
But new threats appear to be emerging all the time.
A few days ago, President Trump announced that the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
This goes against the previous American policy of putting our embassies in Tel Aviv for the last couple of decades.
The announcement, as expected, led to violent protests and bloodshed.
As of this writing, two people have been reported dead due to the riots.
North Korea is the constant threat, and it is impossible to predict what will happen there.
This is easily the most dangerous brinksmanship since the height of the Cold War.
However, it could be argued that the leaders of both sides during that time were (at least) fairly rational.
Who knows if the same could be said today.
There are also plenty of other concerns.
Terrorism from ISIS and other groups will likely continue.
Iran might restart its nuclear program due to the Trump administration’s unwillingness to honor the nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration.
Uncertainty reigns supreme.
But we should not lose hope.
We should always work hard to make things better.
I strongly believe we should do the same here.