Good News and Bad News

I’ve got some good news and some bad news.Which would you like first?If you’re like me, you’d prefer to rip the band-aid off and get the bad news over with and finish with the good news.So let’s get to it.

The bad news.Humans have made a pretty big mess out of this world.Yes, we’ve done some amazingly good things too, but we’ve made an awful mess of the world.One of my ministry settings is as a hospital chaplain.When I visit with patients, a lot of them are there because either they, or someone else, has made a huge mess of their lives.Sometimes it’s from drug or alcohol abuse, sometimes they are victim of crime, often they have not taken very good care of their bodies.Sometimes they’ve been in such despair that they attempted to end their life by suicide.I’m not going to spend a lot of time listing the ways…

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