Dave gave a great message at Kairos here a couple of weeks ago. It was hopeful (but not in cliche kind of way), nuanced and honest.
I loved the following quote from his talk:
“The answer is the same for us as it was for the Jerusalem Christians nearly a generation after Jesus. Keep alert. This is what you were told to expect. Patience is the key. Pray for strength to keep on your feet. There are times when your eyes will be shutting with tiredness, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical, and when you will have to prop them open. This is what it’s about: not an exciting battle, with adrenalin flowing and banners flying, but the steady tread, of prayer and hope and scripture and sacrament and witness, day by day and week by week. This is what counts; this is why patience is a fruit of the Spirit. Read the story again. Remind one another of what Jesus said. And keep awake.” — N.T. Wright