"How can you hope to make the imperfect things perfect, unless you keep before your eyes the vision of God, who is perfection? The prayer that is only against evil destroys itself. If you look at nothing but sorrow and sin, your heart may at first be full of love and pity, but presently anger - righteous perhaps, but still anger - will enter and begin to crowd out love, and then despair will come in and deaden pity, and at last will even smother righteous anger. And then there will be silence for the heart that is filled with despair cannot pray. "It is not enough to know that the world is full of evil, we must also know that God is good.
"Christ is part of all the poverty and misery because he was born into it and didn't try to get away from it. If you put him in the background, with sin and sorrow all in front, how he shines and makes courage and hope! Yes! And if you put him in the front, with the darkness all around him, how he shines again! Either way, he is the light in the picture."
[Florence Converse, The House of Prayer]
May Christ be the light in your picture.