Saturday, March 12, 2011
I guess I understand why people portend the end of the world at times of such inexplicable natural disaster. It's all about fear. I have my own struggles with fear. We all do. But I wouldn't even dare to claim I know anything about fear in the face of an earthquake or tsunami or bombs dropping. That makes me ache. But there's a caution about fear I respect: "fear makes the wolf bigger than he is." Fear-mongering is unproductive. Doomsdabbling is dangerous. Why? It weakens us.
What's happening right now is what's important. Our choices right now make a difference. We can help or we can hinder ourselves and others. I choose help.