"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
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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