Friday, June 3, 2011

Random Thoughts: Reactions to the Recent Joplin, Missouri, Disasters

When I read or hear stories about people who've lost so much, like the recent tornadoes and disasters in Joplin, Missouri, it not only breaks my heart, it also reminds me how spoiled many of us (if not all of us) are, in terms of where our culture and society is regarding consumerism and commercialism and such, as opposed to others who have lost everything. Yet, it can be an enlightening and hopeful illustration of contentment and humility, as well as how we can make a difference in the lives of others and be given an opportunity to be a hope and light for them amidst such a dark event or occurance. Regarding the recent disasters and events in Joplin, Missouri, my heart and prayers go out to the families and residents, and to the memories of those who lost their lives.