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Tue., March 15, 2011, noon

Are we enough?

Today's news:

"…the region north of Tokyo where officials say at least 10,000 people were killed…whole villages and towns have been wiped off the map…at least 1.5 million households lack running water…Japan is facing its worst crisis since World War Two."

 In the 1977 film, "Oh, God!"  God (George Burns) tells Jerry (John Denver) that God is not responsible for the world's suffering; that we are given everything we need: "I gave you each other!...It can work. Don't hurt each other. If it's hard to have faith in me, maybe it will help to know that I have faith in you."

Let's hope to God we are enough:  

"Lady Gaga has raised more than $250,000 for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami…World Vision will provide children's cold-weather jackets, diapers, powdered milk and blankets, and it plans to establish child-friendly spaces where kids can resume normal activities and find security….Mercy Corps'partner, Peace Winds, on Monday helicoptered emergency supplies -- including tents, blankets, cooking fuel, tarps, rice and bread -- to families evacuated from the tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma…"

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