I’m always so discouraged how quickly world events vanish from my mind. I firmly believe that we’re called to be about WORLD care and WORLD focus as believers – that because the heart of our Lord is infinitely invested throughout the world – that my heart should be invested as well. But, in my humanity I quickly grieve for the loss of life / loss of creation / loss of needs when tragedy strikes – and as horrible as this sounds – I mentally move on. I don’t deliberately do it – it’s my human-ness. OH, but I want that to change. I want to be concerned long after my news flashes have stopped. Long after the news stops making it their top story. Long after it’s buzz conversation.
It at times feels like there are limited things that we can do sitting state-side. But, I am reminded of the enormous power in our prayers. Prayers for the lives that have been lost / the lives that have been forever changed / the lives that are in a very real pain with very real needs. I am called and am privileged to pray for the people of Japan.
And if you are so led – there are amazing organizations that are on the ground and working to help and love those whose lives I can not even imagine.