Sometimes it takes terrible tragedies to demonstrate the wonderful caring and compassion in so many human hearts.
It can be easy to get pulled down and depressed by all the stories of suffering and sadness in the news, but there are also many uplifting and heartwarming stories, which bring hope that our world is changing and many are responding to the Aquarian energy of brotherhood in action.
Here in the UK in these last few days, there have been many stories in the media linked with the Grenfell Tower fire a year ago now, when so many people lost their lives in tragic circumstances. It seems that such a loss could have been avoided, and enough action has not yet been taken to avoid another tragedy. Many people are justifiably angry, but the wonderful things is that out of this fiery passion good can come. For example, some are using social media in constructive ways to get something done. The message is`out of this terrible happening, we can help things change`. And then, the extraordinary stories of courage at the time - the firemen who went into the blaze again and again, with no thought for themselves, to rescue more people.
In the news at this same time have been the sad pictures of the suffering in Guatemala following the Fuego ( which means fire in Spanish) volcano eruptions. As some of my readers know, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some days in Guatemala in March this year, and I stayed near where the volcano has been erupting. Please join me in prayer for the very dear people of this beautiful but much challenged country. Friends we made while there have written of the courage and care of very poor village people, who themselves have so little, donating to help those who have lost their homes.