Another epic, preventable disaster strikes the poor

picture by Erik Parker

Somilia, Katrina, Rita, Ike, now Haiti.

Another epic disaster strikes a population of desperately poor people.

Poor physical living conditions, makeshift homes, substandard materials. no building codes all magnify human suffering and deaths in each disaster.

God does not seek out the poor to punish with disasters, we are each responsible for accepting poverty and substandard conditions that expose the poor time and time again to preventable suffering and death.

We respond with compassion when it is too late.