With all of the mishaps that had happened in 2016, we witnessed a period of time where in many parts of the world, religion is used to justify violence, extremism, and sponsor a series of unfortunate surprises. Throughout history, religion has been abused and misused not for the greater good, but a selected few of politicians, conglomerate and other God-knows vested interest groups.

But on the other side of the blade, it also contains the very same raw material to justify compassion, co-existence, and kindness.

And, what if at the very centre of the virus, lies the antidote?

And, how about if we start 2017, with a little more faith?

Check out the muse of this thinking by watching this amazing TedTalk by Rabbi Sharon Brous: