As the temperatures moderate on this 15th day of January on Cape Cod, I am reminded of just how important Osterville, Massachusetts is to me. The humanitarian effort that is going on in the island nation of Haiti is a tremendous statement about us, as a species, helping the poorest of the poor regain some balance of life on this little blue rock called earth. Rescue teams from Russia, China, all of Europe, the United States, along with many Latin American countries who, until men like former President Bill Clinton, who spent many days on the side of Haiti and it’s people, have now seen the value in helping a neighbor and have descended on an almost impossible task of getting just the basic supplies into the area. An area that was pancaked by a 7.0 earthquake originating only six miles below the capital city of Port-of-Prince. To put this into perspective, the earthquake that shook this country has taken everything from a people who had nothing to give to begin with. The basic stuff of Life–water, food, clothing, shelter, medical care–are in such demand for the roughly 3 million displaced children, women and men who are just as human and a part of God as you or I, have been heard by the world community, and for that I am grateful. Grateful that there may be hope yet for mankind, seemingly bent on his own destruction. Seeing what this living organism called Earth can do, albeit a tragedy like this horrific earthquake, and then witnessing the response from countries that seemed so much more “foreign” only 18 months ago, brings Light back into the big picture. Is there anything more important than helping those in need? Can there be a higher calling? Can anything in this world be more rewarding? The tired old cliche of “the Lord works in mysterious ways” could not be more true than it is right NOW. May creative intelligence, far beyond the concepts of man, be with all of the suffering people of Haiti today and into the future. If there is heart, there is Hope. Have a wonderful week end! Peace~ M
January 15, 2010
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