"The times are bad! The times are troublesome!" This is what humans say. But we are our times. Let us live well and our times will be good. Such as we are, such are our times.
-- Augustine of Hippo, quoted in Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, Claiborne, Wilson-Hartgrove, and Okoro, 2010, Zondervan, for October 3.