A Universe That Makes Sense

In my own case, the foundation stone of freedom from fear is that of faith: a faith that, despite all worldly appearances to the contrary, causes me to believe that I live in a universe that makes sense. ~ AA World Services Inc. As Bill Sees It. A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Bill Wilson wrote these words in 1962,
published them a second time in 1967.
That’s all well and good, that Bill W.
could say, ” I live in a universe that makes sense.”
It’s different, now. The world’s in a mess.
But were the 60’s different?
The Cold War continued to worsen
when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles
on Cuban land. The US became more involved
in politics in Southeast Asia
by training South Vietnamese pilots.
And at home? What of rioting
on the University of Mississippi campus
following Black student James Meredith’s
attempting to enroll as federal troops
and U.S. marshals took control.
Marilyn Monroe, a suicide? The body unclaimed?
A vaccine was introduced for polio finally.
And those Beatles came to America with those
suggestive  movements, “This has gotten
entirely out of control.”
Can you say with Bill W,
“In my own case, the foundation stone
of freedom from fear
is that of faith: a faith that,
despite all worldly appearances
to the contrary, causes me to believe
that I live in a universe that makes sense.”