What to say about Japan?

Sometimes I more or less ignore world events on my blog. On occasion I feel there is nothing I can add and at other times it is just so difficult to know what is appropriate. Just recently I’ve noticed other bloggers coming up with the same questions. The earthquake and tsunami are horrific and we are shown countless videos,  images and harrowing interviews with victims. Add to all of this the nuclear troubles and it all seems too much.

Lesley on her blog, has something really worthwhile to say about prayer in this situation. Have a look if you can, and let me know what you think.

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5 Responses to What to say about Japan?

  1. You are right to say it is almost impossible to say anything new, or of any worth about this awful situation. Trajedy on this scale is so overwhelming that comments how ever deeply felt, appear trite and meaningless.
    I think all most of us can do is to simply pray for the poor victims and if possible, send money to help aid the survivors.
    Everything seems too little.

  2. cloudia says:

    Warm Aloha & Gratitude from Honolulu!

    Comfort Spiral



  3. Marcia Mayo says:

    I think Leslie makes a good point. By just stopping and thinking (praying?) about and for others is an act of love.

  4. friko says:

    Praying thinking it will make any difference is probably too much to hope for. I remember a local minister standing in the rain and bitter cold, candle in hand, with a small band of followers, praying for Iraq. Fat lot of good that did.

    Do not make yourself ill – like my minister friend – but pray like Marcia said, hold others in your thoughts, possibly generate a wave of love and benevolence towards others, that can only be good.

    I found the post you mentioned interesting, even more so the comments.

  5. freda says:

    Thanks, friko, you are both wise and compassionate. I, too found the comments to the post most interesting and have now added my own. Struggles over prayer are a frequent part of the Christian journey, so I mostly tell myself it is OK to just KOP (keep on praying) – like a friend of mine told me long ago.

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