Typhoon “Nona” and the invitation to be Providence
Fortunately, Typhoon Melor was weak compared with some others. However, after 5 hours of strong winds and heavy rain, here in Samar, many people forcedly left their houses to safety places. Some of them came to our Formation House in Calbayog to seek shelter and security.
If these moments of natural and manmade disasters can help us in any way, it is to exercise our solidarity with the poor people and be a signal of Providence to them. In this case, we thank God for this opportunity.
But the same events arise in us some reflections: Until when will those who have political power (and all of us) wait to take care of our Mother Earth? Until when will our poor people continue to suffer?
While we actively wait for the answers, we cannot call phenomena like Yolanda, Ruby and Nona as merely “natural” disasters. They are brought about by our negligence in caring for life.
Images: Sem. Kim Robert John Capute Almacen,
and, BWORLDONLINE: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=typhoon-nona-cuts-power-on-eve-of-christmas-vigil&id=120277