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Time to look up

Another sign of the times was revealed this past week when burglars struck a storage unit in Marion. Numerous padlocks were cut apart and units ransacked with items taken. This followed a few days of cars being stolen when owners left keys in the ignitions.

Not so long ago, thieves were on a rampage in downtown Hillsboro, breaking into businesses and taking merchandise and cash.

Residents throughout the county are encouraged to lock their cars, lock their homes, and secure all valuables.

These are desperate times.

Our neighbors and family members are losing their jobs with few options of securing other employment.

Prices have inflated.

Scams are on the increase.

Stock markets are unpredictable, to say the least, causing people to lose their retirements they worked so hard to obtain.

People are afraid, anxious, and angry.

As times get tougher and money gets tighter, it’s a good time to return to the basics.

As the world appears to be in turmoil — here at home and in other lands — we, Christians, prepare to celebrate Easter, the most sacred of all holy days in the Christian religion.

I was told as a child that Christ is in everyone and to treat everyone as if they were the Son of God. Imagine the world if everyone followed that philosophy.

Yes, the world, it is a-changing. There’s not much we can do about that but we can maintain our basic belief that there is going to be a better world and a better tomorrow for those willing to believe it is so.

Let’s pray this Easter will bring peace to those at war with themselves and others, a conscious to those who need to right wrong-doing, and hope to all of us.

— susan berg

Last modified April 8, 2009