Now that the world did not end,
can we take better responsibility of it?
Can we take a planetary view of ourselves
and see our world as part of a grander design?
Can we become better citizens of each our own nations
and rediscover the order and purpose inherent to our world?
Can we brave the promised dawn that lies just ahead
and together prevail through the darkness of the last age
to become brighter advocates of peace and human community?
Can we become more compassionate stewards of our living earth?
Can we love God more as He must be loved in all creation?
The darkest time in the night is not in the middle,
it is that part just before the breaking of the dawn.