The Treatment of Five Hundred…

I am pretty sure that even if you live under a rock that you probably know about the story of five loaves and two fishes and a meal for five thousand.

Seem impossible?

Yeah, it does to me as well.

And, even with all my culinary skills I am more than certain that I could not feed fifty with those meager ingredients, hell five might even be a stretch!

Likewise, I could in no way shape or form even begin to make a dent in treating five hundred patients like the doctors and nurses of Medecins Sans Frontieres did yesterday. Having the tiniest bit of experience in patient care tells me that fifteen patients would be a plateful and more than I could handle, and that is under pristine conditions. So when I read this story and I allow the magnitude of that task to circle around my brain a bit, I am left in awe and wonder at such an incredible feat.

And, unfortunately, it is a task that is nowhere near its completion.

I heard on the news today, as I am sure you did, that the death toll will probably reach well into the hundreds of thousands and yet somehow, miraculously, they are still finding survivors in the rubble. Wounded and injured people are still in need of food, shelter, and medical help.

Therefore, I will give one more plea to all of you… if you have not yet donated to the relief effort in Haiti, please consider a donation to Medecins Sans Frontieres. Thank you!

A Unifying Rally Cry…

A Unifying Rally Cry…

I was never more appalled nor ashamed of the comments made by the leader of the amoral majority, Pat Robertson regarding the disaster that has befallen Haiti.

Yes, you read that right, amoral.

However, today my President put Mr. Robertson in his place and did so far better than I ever could with these words of wisdom that he shared today, the entirety of his speech can be found here

“To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands     with you. The world stands with you. We know that you are a strong and resilient people. You have endured a history of slavery and struggle, of natural disaster and recovery. And through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. So today, you must know that help is arriving — much, much more help is on the way.”

Bravo, Mr. President, well said!

I would like to invite all of you, Gentle Readers, to stand united with the Citizens of Haiti. If you’d like to make a contribution to assist in the recovery, I would encourage you to do so with Medecins Sans Frontieres – Doctors Without Borders, you can do so via this link.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

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