Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Yesterday. Basically just living life in my bubble- aware of myself, my kids, and a few people I associate with.
Today- I get a newsflash about the earthquake in China. I am almost in tears reading these stories of people who have lost loved ones, people who dont know where their loved ones are, people who have no home to go to today, people who are feeling lost, and people in mourning and shock. I have never had to deal with something even close to that magnitude. I have no idea what I would do if Kylie was buried under her collapsed school, Daniel was found dead in his destroyed office, and our home was complete rubble. How do you deal with something like that?
As in opposition to my day yesterday, I am receiving a slight awareness of the millions of people suffering in this world. So I ask a question-- whats my responsibility in regards to mourning with those who mourn? I personally dont know them, and I am thousands of miles away, nor is $100 bucks really gonna help anyone. It just seems a bit shallow when millions of people are suffering and all I do is donate to some charity and go about living my life thinking I have done my good deed for the day. Obviously we pray for them, as the greatest source of comfort, hope and healing comes through/in/from our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. but what about the quote "it is usually through another person that He takes care of our needs."? What can I do? Can someone spell it out for me? We are here on this earth to serve and to help each other, so I really need to know what I am suppose to do in this situation. Reading a few news stories and feeling sorry for people doesnt help anyone, so what does help? Honestly, what is the best way to help in this kind of situation? Any ideas?