I remember a commercial on television long ago about the United States Marine Corps. It simply stated a necessary impossibility: “If it were easy, then anyone could become a Marine!”

I remember well Parris Island, South Carolina, and the rigorous training schedule imposed on us USMC recruits. The training was necessary for the requirements that would come. Praise God I was in the Corps when there was nothing happening anywhere in the world. However, the necessary impossibility remained. That is life. Humanity is required to do and behave in impossible ways daily.

We are asked to forgive the unforgiveable when “mass casualty events” occur, the official name for mass shootings.

We are tasked with turning around climate change, homelessness, war, and economic instability.

There is angst in and among our nation; a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.

Nevertheless, scriptures say humanity has a divine assignment. We are called to be God’s people. We are commanded to reflect God’s light into our darkened societies. We are challenged to be hopeful when there seems to be no reason for hope.


God sent us! Seemingly a necessary impossibility. But that is how miracles occur in life. Read Micah 6:8 personally.


James Weathersby


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