The World is Dark and Bland

The world is dark and bland. We can see it in the newspapers. We can see it on TV, or even just walking down the street. Depression has never been so widespread. Suicide rates are higher than ever. People are either bored to death (bland) or sick of life (dark). The world is dark and bland.

After observing this reality, and before falling into despair, we should ask, “Why?” 

We could blame it on the media. We could blame it on the government. We could blame it on powerful corporations. We could blame it on Masonry. And we would be partly right. 

But we could also do something more honest and more useful. Honest because it is true— Jesus Christ Himself insinuated it— and useful because, if taken seriously, we may actually give a ray of light and a hint of spice to our world.

In case you haven’t already guessed what I’m suggesting, I’ll say it clearly: we could blame it on ourselves. “You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:18). Therefore, if the world is dark and bland, you, member of the Body of Christ, cooperator in the building of the Kingdom of God, light of the world, salt of the earth, you, Christian, had better wake up and get to work.

Wake up and get to work. Wake up to who you are and to who you should be. That is done in silent prayer and meditating scripture. Get to work according to the vocation that God has called you to fulfill. That is done by opening your heart completely to the Lord and asking Our Lady to help you to respond like she did. Until you have done this, don’t complain that the world is dark and bland. You are the light of the world. You are the salt of the earth. Before looking at others to blame, take a look at yourself.