Watching the news over the last few days has been overwhelming. The horror of what these people are going through is unimaginable. What is most sad is how little is being done. People are dying because there is no way out, they don't have food or water, and the hospitals can't care for the sick. This is America - we have the resources to do more. Instead if you even suggest that enough isn't being done your allegience to the country (actually to Bush) is questioned and its the questioning and not the real issue that is given attention. Why does it have to be political??? I understand that there are dangers to be considered, but helping people is dangerous, its hard. All of our lives are affected. What really gets me are the people who are complaining about gas prices and not being able to drive through the area over the holiday weekend. How selfish can you get!? If this is really America - the "its all about me and my needs" crowd, then no wonder so little has been done. And the blogs where I have read such sentiments are written by Christians - people who are supposed to follow the whole "whatever you did to the least of these my brothers, you did to me" idea.
Its hard to know what to do. Donating money and praying at this point seem to be the only options. Here are links to World Vision
and World Relief
if you are looking for a way to donate. Sorry this was more of a rant - but its all a bit emotional overload...
Labels: Culture, Reflections, Social Justice