Weeping for Haiti


The latest devastation is mind-boggling and heart-wrenching. The land that was already consumed by poverty and disease is now overwhelmed by brutal, “natural” destruction.

My old friend and mentor, theologian Tom Driver, loves Haiti. He grew up in Tennessee, and spent his adult life in New York City, but he came to cherish Haiti. I imagine he is weeping.

And, knowing Tom, he is trying to help. I am going online to send funds to Mercy Corps. Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders are involved, too. You can help.

https://donate.mercycorps.org/donation.htm?DonorIntent=Haiti+Earthquake  http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/where_we_work/haiti.html  https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=197&hbc=1&source=ADR1001E1D01

And here is a link to what one Richmond woman, and her church, are doing. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/video/detail/07d9244e-51f1-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/317390/

And I am praying. I do not ask God “why?” because I, unlike Pat Robertson, know God is not responsible. But I do pray that enough of us in the rest of the world will help and that the Haitians themselves find the strength necessary to recover, rebuild, and remake their beautiful, tragedy-filled home.

I know God is weeping for Haiti, and walking among the wounded, the lost, the dead, the mourning, the hungry, the desperate people in that troubled land. We may not be able to walk there, but our hearts and our aid can be present.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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