Devastation, desolation, and destruction!
Hearts faint and knees tremble,
all loins quake,
all faces grow pale! Nahum 2:10
My heart is so heavy watching the news and seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. This week I am in a module class on Social Justice which has raised my sensitivity to the impact of this disaster. I have heard over and over again, "why didn't the people in New Orleans evacuate the city, they had time?" Yes, they had time but a majority of those who stayed behind don't have the resources (cars, money, etc.) to leave. The poverty level in New Orleans is very high. The suffering and pain, especially of the poor, is something I cannot comprehend.