Firstly, the Ebola contagion is rapidly spreading over the world with accounts of 3,800 deaths so far. According to newspapers reports, the disease is entrenched in West Africa and might spread in the air we breathe.
The other worry is the ISIS threat. Rumors have spread that ISIS is making decisions in Syria based on the ancient Islamic prophecy of the end of time. Apparently, recruits feel they are taking part in destiny and flock to the hotspot from all around the globe.
You and I can do nothing about either of them.
So, what's life all about? Should live as best we can despite what's happening in the rest of the world?
Life isn't fair. Some of us are lucky enough to be born in a free country where society looks after our welfare. I wouldn't be here now without hospital treatment, and chances are, you wouldn't either. And yet, in countries around the globe, people are caught up in war or pestilence and die by their thousands.
All I can do is pray for them, ask the Creator of us all to grant them some comfort when their loved-ones are snatched away. Underneath, we are all people, living according to concepts we believe to be right or just.
What do you think? Is the end of the world nigh?