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Tammie Fickas

Hi McNair, thanks for sharing this post. I linked to it and Compassion on by blog. Haiti has been on my heart since the earthquake and I like to keep reminding people about the plight of the Haitians since the earthquake. It is so easy to go on with our lives while they are still struggling.




Hey there McNair... well said, well written & well illustrated as well!
Thanks for important reminders. I just finished a Lenten series on the Purpose of Suffering...
One point that I made (which seems obvious yet we grossly underestimate its importance) is that
the suffering which will dominate our thoughts and consume most of our attention... is whatever suffering WE are currently experiencing. ie. I may be heavily engaged in Haiti relief efforts - with my prayers, wallet and even physical presence... but if I should stub my toe, that "light and momentary" suffering will force every other thought from my mind. It is truly an unlooked for benefit of grace that grants us the ability to rise above our own misery and seek the good of the stranger who suffers. Whether that means buying an extra coffee for a fellow stranded passenger at Heathrow, or digging through rubble to recover a lost child in Haiti, I praise our God for the gift of compassion that he freely gives (even to those who don't acknowledge his existence). peace, dave

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