A Civilization is a community of trust. The ecosystem of trust include species like, the rule of law, safety and security systems, subsistence, culture and language, knowledge generation, faith and religion and commerce and wealth. All these species are critically inter dependent on the diversity of trust relationships. Anyone should intuitively know what happens if the ecosystem of trust fails. When species die out, when fires ravages through large fields of trust. Truly an apocalyptic vision we all came to know from modern writing and films.
However, instead of preparing for the post-civilization apocalypse, start planting the seeds of trust, deep rooted trust, worthy of a modern civilization.
Acknowledge the destructive fires that ravaged the ecosystem of trust. Walk through the ruins of distrust and start nurturing the seeds of trust that carries the DNA of divinely granted grace and righteousness.
Do you know what breaks down trust in your community? Why do you allow the malignant pathogens of distrust to keep killing off species of trust. Is it maybe because you don't have the life gene of Christ's redemption in your expectation of trust (i.e. being loved and redeemed by God is the only true reason anyone can be trustworthy). Yes, Christ is the divine source of trust that is still making the Western civilization the ever becoming garden of God's kingdom! All peoples of the earth are invited to find this true source of trust.
Mat 13:31 and 32 (NIV)
He (Christ) told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”