Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our Troubles and Our Responsibilities

I had a sobering conversation this AM with one of the members of the work team I led to Louisiana after Katrina. He's just back from serving in Haiti. His team delivered 18 babies though only 14 survived. He said the poorest person in the US is rich even beyond the dreams of the folks with whom his team worked. I was struck by how insignificant many of the concerns we have actually are. We're all fabulously wealthy and we don't even know it. And yet with that wealth, we are responsible. I am responsible. What will I do?