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January 17, 2010

World’s Light

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:23 am

On this Sunday morning here on Cape Cod, I bid you a fair adieu.  I hope that you are well and safe wherever you may find yourself this a.m…  The weather has improved on the Cape and Islands, as temperatures are expected to be in the forties again today with no snow in the forecast.  The same cannot be said for the poor souls on the island nation of Haiti.  With the death toll rising and hundreds of thousands of people without the basic stuff of Life–water, food, shelter, medical care and Love–it is easy to forget our brothers and sisters in need and tune it out… However, to mankind’s credit, the nations of the world are rallying around the small country in the Atlantic Ocean, the second poorest nation on planet earth, and bringing in these vital forms of life sustaining nutrients as quickly as they can.  Moreover, the prayers and thoughts that have been offered for the country of Haiti have not been ignored.  There is a palpable light that is shining on these victims of a natural disaster of biblical proportions, albeit having nothing to do with “the vengeance of God” as some would have you believe.  Perhaps those souls are in need of saving too.  I am not the judge of that.  Our country, the United States of America, has a proud tradition of helping the world in it’s time of need…not all of them being in times of war.  The dedication of people like Kate Conradt, of “Save the Children”, is an example of what I am talking about.  Watching her interviewed by Keith Olberman, of MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olberman”, on Friday night’s show, brings a new perspective on just how wonderful some people are on this little blue rock I call earth.  She brought to light a story of a little girl named “Whinney” who was rescued from the rubble and is probably sleeping as I write this short narrative.  Her bright eyes and innocence brings one to tears and her life is a symbol of the hope that is still out there for so many still trapped under gigantic slabs of concrete brought to a heap of rock in a white cloud of dust by the 7.0 quake.  The frantic search and rescue teams from places like Turkey, Israel, Finland and China, who have experience with earthquakes and other natural disasters, have descended upon the island and have undoubtedly brought about rescues similar to Whinney’s.  The light that exists not only in the United States, but around the globe, has shown us all that mankind is not doomed, nor will he ever be.  The instinctual need and desire to save people that we “don’t know” is growing stronger by the minute and it is my fervent prayer that after the initial reckoning of this crisis, that we, the United States of America, will help to rebuild this country from the ground up–offering it as a model of what the world can do without bombs or bullets.  The light of the world is within us all.  It is our choice whether we want to exercise this rarely used muscle.  The need is great, but the supply is powerful and infinite.  God Bless the poorest of the poor and may his light shine upon your heart this day and always.  Peace~ M

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