Friday, December 31, 2004

Tragedies and needs

I just returned from a few wonderful days in Boston where I was able to visit with some very dear friends. The news, of course, has been dominated by the unimaginable scope of the death and damage from the Tsunamis in South Asia. I hope that we are all being generous. While in Boston, I was able to visit with a couple and their young daughter (a son is due soon). He is an official with Catholic Relief Services and was working long distance to help coordinate their great efforts. He is very dedicated to this relief work and has been since 1988. Extraordinary person. Now this am there is a front page article in the NYTIMES which focuses on the work of CRS in this moment. Lets pray that this terrific coverage will prompt more of us to contribute to CRS and other relief efforts.