Wednesday, February 22, 2006

There are children standing here, arms outstreched into the sky, no one asks the question why..

I'm watching Oprah doing a special report on Hurricane Katrina... it's breaking my heart.
WHY in the most powerful country in the world are people living in third world conditions 5 months after the fact. And the worst part about it is the knowledge that people are living like this not only in Mississippi but in more countries than I can count, all over the world.
WHY after experiencing first hand such terrible devastation and pain does the US continue to create the same pain in other places. A read the other day about man who's son came home on leave from Baghdad to visit his home in New Orleans and said basically that even though they spend every day bombing the crap out of Baghdad, the devastation in New Orleans was worse.
WHY does the US spend an obscene amount of money on wars protecting other countries from their evil leaders who are causing them harm not put the same effort into protecting their own citizens from harm.
WHY can't the richest, most intelligent, most powerful country and people in the world not figure out how to clean up a mess... yes its a big, huge, colossal mess, yes it will require some creative thinking, yes it will take a lot of money and resources... but guess what, ignoring it isn't going to make it go away, get your head out of the sand and start to do something, any action is better than nothing.

WHY God in a country that claims to be following You, with a president who claims to serve You, in a place where they have every blessing do they not look in the face of the homeless, the motherless and the childless, those steeped in poverty, and victims of tragedy... why do they not see You?

"Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?" He will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me." - Matthew 25:44-45

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