John O’Donohue has a profoundly insightful piece in the narrative of Benedictus: A Book of Blessings.
He recognises that when we face the world’s darkness, it can cause us to retreat into our private little corners. Firmly closing the door of helplessness behind us.
Yet, this gives our power away when we are people of presence. Because the world is not decided by action alone.
“Therefore, the way you look at things is not simply a private matter. Your actions actually and concretely affects what goes on … When you take back your power and choose to see the possibilities for healing and transformation, your creativity awakens and flows to become an active force of renewal and encouragement. In this way, even in your own hidden life you can become a powerful agent of transformation in a broken and darkened world.” p225
We can choose to bless our world now.