My first impression of the scenes from the southern states amidst the devastation were along the lines of well that’s ‘Fat America’ for you, screaming for food and water after two days, I also thought there was no dignity in these people as there always seemed to be when watching pictures of starving Africans.
(Why is it we always see these awful pictures and still do nothing, or very little??)
But then, after watching a few news reports and searching various other information sites, it appears that the fat and the rich were able to get out, get away from the centre of the storm.
As usual it was the poor who were left behind, those who did not have transport, could not afford to move, did not have access to all the information and what else can you expect, but looting and scared mothers screaming for food and rescue, because living in the shadow of the rich for so long these people have been liberated and rejected in the same breath.
This mornings office reading was James 4:13 to 5:6.