how long?

I always feel stuck in the face of global tragedy - the devastating earthquake in Haiti the latest example. How can I even begin to process the pain and sorrow of the those already impoverished people? Words just don't seem enough. Answering the deep questions of why, particularly from a faith perspective, seem to trivialize the fact that Haitians are suffering regardless of how we comfortable North Americans understand this tragedy. Instead, I join the psalmist in a plea of lament hoping the suffering of this world is not all we'll ever know:

"How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?" (Ps. 89) .

If you're interested in supporting relief efforts, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has begun it's campaign to offer both immediate emergency response as well as long-term relief. To read about their project or to donate, go here.


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