Friday, February 03, 2006

Relief Aid

A very good friend of mine just emailed me upon his arrival in the Holy Land to help organize the work of Catholic Relief Services in the new political realities of the West Bank and Gaza. Naturally his family and children worry about his safety but, for him, this is the time to be there. I will be eager to hear his account of what he experiences there on the ground. How will the Hamas victory impact relief work? I suspect that groups like CRS have full credibility among all factions and will continue their necessary work. Join in our prayer for his safety and safety with good health for all the aid workers in the Middle East.