THE SCENE OCCURS ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY through the movie Gandhi, the 1982 epic about the life of the great Indian mahatma. One of Gandhi's followers expresses concern about his commitment to nonviolence in the face of great brutality, and this is Gandhi's response:
"What I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it: Always. When you are in doubt that that is God's way, the world is meant to be, think of that. And then, try to do it His way."
While I've never been able to determine if this is an actual quote from Mohandas Gandhi or a summary of his worldview penned by a skillful screenwriter, I've always been inspired by its message. Namely, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by evil when things are going wrong. But great comfort can come from remembering that, no matter how upside down your world may seem, God will set it right. Focusing on that fact not only brings comfort, but also helps to reveal the already-present power of good and its operation in your life.