In another context one time a friend said to me, "I did the best with what I had at the time." That should be a life lesson for all of us. It is Grace when we find out later that we've made mistakes. It gives Hope in what we do now. It should make us less judgmental about the lives other people live, wherever they are.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Watching coverage of Haiti
I'm sort of compelled to watch the news. I have to turn it off sometimes, especially if I'm eating. Is that guilt or just sensitivity? But I think it is important to be linked to the humanity in another place, another culture, another level of financial situations. It is all too easy to get into a "blame the victim" mind set. If people here could only realize that poor people almost always work harder than anybody they know here, they would be humbled. They can only work with what they have.