The quote for this week (see side bar) is of particular importance. After tonight's long discussion with close friends on the state of the world, state of our society, and state of our morals, I was hit over the head with the hard realization of the utter despair of our general state. The funny thing about despair is that, as a Christ-follower, it doesn't hold a lot of weight. Many people make the motion of looking at the world and despair, look at themselves and get depressed and simply leave it at that. However, for those who know Jesus and have an inkling of what He's capable of, there's rest in that (again, see sidebar).