Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God
Thursday, January 14, 2010
There's your neighbor
I have a heavy heart this morning as I look at the pictures on TV and the Internet in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. I was going to write about some of the stuff that I have heard about why it happened but my friend Jeff did and I don't think anything more than what he said needs to be said. I encourage you to read his words by clicking here.
It also got me thinking about something else as it relates to our response to the people of Haiti and to all people suffering through catastrophe and tragedy.
On of the things that I love about the community that I live in is that we are wavers. People wave at you when you pass them in the car. People will wave when they see you on the street. We wave, recognize, and greet one another throughout our town. Sometimes the kids will ask me who is that when I will wave at someone. The truth is many times I don't no the names of the people that wave. I may have never seen their faces or spoke to them before. But, what I say to my kids is, "that is one of my neighbors."
There goes one of our neighbors. When we see the pictures on TV and the Internet and when we hear the stories, remember, there goes one of our neighbors. The world gets smaller and God family gets bigger when we start to recognize our neighbors.
In Christ's love and mine,