Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

My heart is heavy. All the things I want to write are meaningless - I've read many blogs today whose writers have said it better. So I'm just going to ask for three things:

  1. Pray. That's self-explanatory.
  2. Give. Here are a couple of options, but you can't turn around twice without hearing about more: Episcopal Relief & Development & Red Cross.
  3. Appreciate. Take a couple of days off from whining about the cold, or lack of sleep, or your diet, or your arthritis (I'm talkin to YOU Bug!). Perhaps even reflect on the ideals expressed by Martin Luther King, Jr. whose birthday we in the United States celebrate Monday. Here is a quote from a speech in 1967: A true revolution of ideals will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth (source, Wikipedia).
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord: and may light perpetual shine upon them.

7 comments:

  1. Well put. I am totally bummed out today. : (

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  2. Thanks for drawing needed attention (everyone's already aware, but it can never hurt to stop and pay attention) to this. Well put.

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  3. Just went to Episcopal R&D earlier this evening to make a donation. The images are heartbreaking and gut wrenching. I hope everyone will consider helping in any way they can.

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  4. Very weel said. The scale of the suffering beggars the imagination. But there is now an opportunity for the world to get together and show a little compassion for a change.

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