Sunday, August 16, 2009

Help Them in Your Own Ways

A sense of uneasiness, perhaps helplessness nudged me in my heart as I was watching the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing on Saturday night. They are a jazz band from New Orleans, so of course, they were very good, very entertaining. But I couldn't enjoy the show thoroughly.

My mind drifted to the scene from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip below. Seeing them perform reminded me of the destruction and devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina upon New Orleans, and then disastrous wrecking of Typhoon Morakot on Taiwan. My heart sank into a dark and deep abyss.

What can we do from here? How can we help them out?

I wonder.

I called up a friend and made a donation earlier in the evening. And before I turn in tonight, I will prayer for strength for those who survive and those who lost their loved ones, I will prayer for peace and eternal happiness for those who parted.

Then I urge you to do whatever you can to extend your love and support to those affected in Taiwan.

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