From Jewish Teacher and Writer Irwin Keller's website, this December 2015 post is a relevant and beautiful reminder of our role in dark times. From the post:
"What does Tikkun Olam mean for us?
Maybe our job is not to fix but to illuminate. To shine a light on all that is good in this world. To witness and testify. To nurture and encourage. To act in kind ways, not for the purpose of bringing about an impossible global repair, but just to make sure that in this great unfolding, the balance stays weighted toward kindness.
Our job: to illuminate. To bring a light to dark places and to be part of the light of the many already-bright places too. And now, at the top of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is the right time to remember and rededicate ourselves to this task."