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Friday, January 22, 2010

The Opinuary Column



May we hear the music of Haiti
May we pay heed to the poets and dreamers
May we be a friend to the people of Haiti
May we be a reassuring voice of humanity
May it be our voice that is carried on the wind
May it be our voice that crosses the sea
May we lift up those who have fallen
May it be our hearts that beat in the rubble
May we be the friends that speak words of comfort
May our hands be the hands of healers
May our hands be the hands of helpers
May we pour the water and bake the bread
May we feed the children of Haiti
May we hold closely the heart of Haiti
May we hold dearly the heart of Haiti
May we not turn our backs on those in need
May we not yield to bitterness
May we be the face of love

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No opinions died today. No one to bury them if they did.

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The Opinuary Column appears most Fridays at Jesus' General.

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4 comments:

  1. and mjs, May you always post stuff that makes us cry In a different language, but much in the same spirit:

    Con los pobres de la tierra
    Quiero yo mi suerte echar
    El arroyo de la sierra
    Me complace más que el mar
    Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

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  3. There is angst in our hearts as we see the endless rubble of what was once an impoverished city. If only we could be there, to help lift the weight of concrete and stone from those who still cry, and hope for help. If only we could be there to help wash and dress wounds. If only we could be there to offer water to the thirsty, and food to the hungry. If only we could comfort the frightened who have seen their homes destroyed and wonder what will become of themselves in a land that had next to nothing to begin with.

    Damn few of us will ever be lucky enough to serve as a helper or healer in a time like this. Give support to those who can stand in as helper and healer in Haiti.

    Remember: "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done to the least of my brethren, you have done it unto me".

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  4. Do what you can. Even donations of a few dollars to Doctors Without Borders (or some other worthy organization of your choosing)--you can go to NorthJersey.com for a list of cell phone texting options, also for donations.

    If you can't physically go to Haiti you can still go there by proxy via a donation (usual warning about being on the lookout for ripoffs, etc.) and that will be your helping hand, your offering of food and water, your healing and helping hands, your sharing of your humanity. $10.00 isn't much, but multiply it by thousands, and it is a flood of goodwill and needed capital.

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We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.