Troubling News

Yesterday I took a short drive and listened to the news. My neighboring states were taking these hits from the one-two punch of Sandy and the nor’easter. As I heard this news – reports of power outages and interviews with individuals who had their earthly possessions destroyed – and the sun broke through the clouds. It was the first time in nearly a week that I had seen light. Yet with all of these storms, I personally have lost nothing. This was heartbreaking.

This is the harsh reality that the pain of the world isn’t distant, but close. Even when we feel the warm glow of the sun, others very near us are bombarded with maelstroms of suffering.

Remember your neighbor.

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