My heart goes out to the people of Haiti; the families who are awaiting the news of their loved ones; the families that have heard the awful news that their loved ones have died; the missionaries; the orphans; the survivors; the rescue/relief workers from all over the world - are in my daily thoughts and prayers.
As I watch the coverage, tears fill within my eyes. I feel so helpless as I watch the people crushed beneath the debris. The orphans that already exist there only to be increased with the new number of children who are left without a parent or family member to take care of them. I want to be there to help, I want to give them a hug. The people of Haiti needs our love and support. This is not the time to judge or spew ignorance. I was appalled by the ignorant comments that were made by others including a religious leader Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network. My understanding of a Christian is one who lives a life of compassion and love. We are supposed to give to those in need a basic human response and more importantly - not judging others. According to the bible that we believers of Christ have followed, it clearly shows Christ saying - He who is without sin, cast the first stone. On the other hand, I am not surprised by the remarks of Rush Limbaugh he's way too predictable and is increasingly boring. I would post their videos but there's no place here for bigots. It is the time to step up and show compassion for those in need.
Keith Olbermann addresses both Robertson and Limbaugh:
Here are a few of the many organizations/companies that are accepting donations:
Starbucks for Haiti
Save the Children
Remember to give even after the media coverage has subsided, not only for Haiti but for those who are experiencing tragic disasters around the world.