A priest friend of mine in China sent me the following. The authorship was listed simply as “Sunita.”¬† I thought it was quite remarkable, especially when compared to what we usually see in the United States in times of natural disaster.
- THE CALM – Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
- THE DIGNITY – Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
- THE ABILITY – The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn‚Äôt fall.
- THE GRACE – People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
- THE ORDER – No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
- THE SACRIFICE – Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid? … Continue Reading