Dear Twenty-Something

    Hope is Rising

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    Dear Twenty- Something,

    “Dare to have faith that man is capable of humanity.”- taken from the prayers said during the Seder Meal

    Again you turned on the news this week to a startling feeling of equal parts outrage and heart break. Memories came flooding back and you started to feel that maybe hoping just isn’t worth it after all.

    Will things ever change? Could things even get better? How did this become the new normal? How can you turn on the television, or open your instagram account and see this day in and day out? What has happened to our world?

    Nobody listens to each other, constantly trying to scream over the other, eliminating peace and forcing more turmoil.

    And then you turn on the news again and are faced with that pit in your stomach, the overwhelming dread.

    But there are quiet rumblings. People younger than you saying: enough is enough. You may feel that your voice can’t be heard over the cacophony,but one day soon, those quiet rumblings will not only become louder, but will drown out the current fighting.

    Do you feel it? Hope is rising. Keep doing your part. Keep raising your voice. But most importantly do not lose sight of that hope that is rising from the ashes.

    Dare to have faith that man is capable of humanity.

    -S

     

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