This past week’s newsletter article was Are You Trying To Save the World? Here’s our brief introduction to that article:

Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been hearing a lot from folks having a tough time with what’s happening on our planet today—the wars, corruption, financial collapses, crime, etc. etc. They feel lost and lonely, despairing of ever being able to change things for the better.

Is our world going to hell in a handbasket? Is there any hope, any light at the end of the tunnel?”

This morning I read a disturbing newspaper article about my old neighborhood in Virginia. In the middle of the night a troubled man shot and killed his wife and two teenage sons, and then himself.

Police interviews with the family’s neighbors revealed the husband was generally depressed and distraught about what’s happening in our world today. He was upset about the economy, politics, etc. As one neighbor put it, “He was worried about everything.”

He obviously couldn’t deal with life any longer—the world was driving him crazy. And, as tragic as it is from our human perspective, he decided to kill his family and himself.

Of course, on the soul level, we know these four people co-created this human tragedy. But knowing that doesn’t necessarily ease the pain of those close to them.

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