Wednesday, January 13, 2010


If you are concerned about the theological soundness of Catholic aid agencies organizing relief for the devastated earthquake victims, you can't go wrong by making a donation through Food for the Poor.

I was awed by what I read near the bottom of a news dispatch from Port-au-Prince:

Then the singing began. Those gathered outside tents, on lawn chairs, sitting in the middle of empty streets, sang their hymns. One phrase in Creole could be heard repeatedly both inside and outside the hospital walls, as if those voicing the words were trying to make sense of the madness around them.
“Beni Swa Leternel,” they sang. “Blessed be the Lord.”

"Beni swa Leternel" being a gloss on Job 1:21.  May God grant us all the gift of such faith, and may He have mercy on the people of Haiti.