Francis Berger has written recently of the stunningly 'bland' mass acceptance of... whatever latest lying evil is imposed on the world
Yet these are the most epic of times. Every morning I awake and wonder what will be the latest astonishing development. Every morning I am aware that I need to be on my mettle; that I need to be prepared for heroism - for that most heroic heroism which nobody else (in this world) recognizes as such - but is instead interpreted as stupidity, insanity or evil.
Indeed, the toughest lesson to learn is Not to indulge in 'crystal ball' gazing - nor to expect that things will get-better. But instead patiently to await what life brings; then to discern and know the situation for what it spiritually-is...
Then to respond with what is right (which I can know - clearly - by inner intuitive guidance or by revelation). And therefore not passively, unconsciously, un-thinkingly to do what is socially-expedient or advocated; nor what is supposed to lead to the some (supposedly desirable) anticipated future outcome.
For most people Life is business as usual; or else they regard the heroism of these times in light of an inverted value system where evil-motivated threats are regarded as the saviors of Mankind.
But that, in itself, is a measure of these epically heroic times; since each Man is truly in the situation of an agent of God who must dwell (until he dies) inside the fortress of the Dark Lord; working for and among his servants and slaves.
Yet this life among evil is not a punishment nor necessarily a test; because we each were placed here for a reason; and each has lessons to learn which our daily experiences in this Black Iron Prison are well designed to teach.
What these may be, we cannot know in advance - hence the excitement and anticipation of each day... Not only because terrible things might happen (which they might); but also because great things may happen - and we need to be ready.
Explanatory note: The illustration is a visual pun featuring Beatrix Potter's character Pigling Bland. Of course, Pigling eventually knew and did the right thing. Is Pigling bland? Only by name, not nature.