Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In Perspective

It's been very difficult these past few days to think of anything else besides the tsunami tragedy that occurred in Japan. What can I possibly say to that? My problems are trivial compared to what the people of Japan are going through. Losing unwanted weight, balancing a one-income budget, raising a disabled child, and dealing with a preteen is nothing compared to dealing with the devastating aftermath of a tsunami.

It's absolutely heartbreaking to think how dramatically their lives changed in the span of a few hours. If that's not a wake-up call for the rest of us to realize that all we have is the present moment, that life is precious, and our time here is short, then I don't know what is. If this doesn't jolt some of us out of our complacency and compel us to live and love one another as Jesus lived and loved us, then I shudder to think what it would take for us to do that.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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