“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor..." - Evangelii Gaudium
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Envying the dead.
Watching the news late last night I felt almost numb to the earthquake footage, as if it wasn't real, or I was watching a documentary from long ago - maybe even old footage from Katrina, or something out of Rwanda. It must be a coping mechanism, that sense of indifference, perhaps like the emotional detachment expected of a surgeon or an emergency room nurse - only different, because I can't do much more than watch, and pray of course. Those of us at home can pray and contribute what we can to relief efforts - and suffer our helplessness along with the afflicted.
I imagine that many of the injured might well envy the dead by now.
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