Friday, December 28, 2007


I think it has been five years this week since the massive tsunami hit southeast Asia. The devastation is surely still being dealt with. A good deal of money was raised in the initial relief effort, but I wonder how things are going as people continue to rebuild their lives.

Katrina struck more recently, and, while it was still devastating, the location of destruction was miniscule in scale compared to the tsunami's path. Yet it has remained in the mind of the news and the US Church far longer than the tsunami victims.

Don't get me wrong. The Katrina victims warrant aid and relief, as well as the church's attention and love, but is anyone bothered by the apparent lack of continued aid/relief for the people of Southeast Asia? Is it a country like the U.S. who should lead the relief efforts (because of our impressive and substantial wealth and resources?) Or is it acceptable to focus our efforts internally and let others cope on their own? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Either respond to it from a socio-political governing standpoint or from a Jesus perspective. What does the Mustard Revolution call us to as Jesus followers?

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