In an allegorical piece titled “The Failed Experiment,” I call attention to the Biblical Divine Council, a group of six who are helping the Sovereign make decisions about the fate of the human race. Here is what the advocate for the continent of North America has to say about his experience with humanity, especially those in the noble experiment begun in 1776.

“The struggle has been both satisfying and spirit-crushing. The hope that one of our countries could somehow send the momentum for a better world spinning in a positive direction was a euphoric experience at the beginning, but soon the reality of man’s innate propensity for evil, for the need to feel superior to some other person or group took over. I guess I have to agree with Asia’s bleak analysis.”

In my story, mankind surely tests the patience of its creator. I hope this allegory does not turn out to be prophetic.