Daily Remembrance

Now that Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day has passed, it appears that the nation’s eyes are taken up with world tragedy’s including tornado’s, cyclones and a HUGE 7.9 earthquake in China. An entire community lost. Military junta of Myanmar is refusing to allow medical assistance┬áto those devastated by the cyclones, reports the WFP in todays MSN and NYT. “At this moment the most important objective is to get the humanitarian aid inside the country. There are many people that are suffering and therefore to help them … we have to use all the means to help those people,” EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana told reporters ahead of special EU talks meant to coordinate aid efforts for Myanmar.”

At home, Americans trying to put the pieces back together in their local town square.

The message here is compassion. Giving a few minutes, dollars or time, to help someone, anyone, close or a far, make it through another day. Can we teach our children charity? Gratitude? Compassion? Only by demonstrating such efforts. If only to say, there by the grace of GOD go I, and in so doing explaining what it all means to our lives and their future.

Remembrance is not for one day a year. It’s for every day.

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~ by Lander Marks on May 13, 2008.

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