When is this nightmare going to end? We’ve been in free fall for five years, and we still can’t see the bottom.
Sadly, I think we have quite a bit to go. Morally and economically.
Personally, I think we have progressed beyond that point. What once were local issues, are now global. Consider one of the visions of St. Faustina.
"...I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings" (Diary 153).
Consider that our Lord our Lord chose St. Faustina as His secretary for the Divine Mercy. In one of several pronouncements, he said: "Speak to the world about My mercy ... It is a sign for the end times. After it will come the Day of Justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of My mercy. (Diary 848)"
Time has accelerated in our world. We need to heed those words.
The real nightmare hasn’t even started yet.