My heart is with Japan and its people who are going through multiple terrors: earthquakes, tsunami, the threat of aftershocks and more quakes, now the danger of a nuclear meltdown.
One feels so helpless facing disasters of such magnitude. Times as such try our faith: just how real is it? Do I still trust the efficacy of my prayers and petitions, which, we profess to believe to be our very own "nuclear power"?
After all, these people live thousands of miles away, mostly anonymous to us; apart from electronic/digital images and sound-bytes, we do not physically see their suffering and destruction. We carry on our daily routines and move around our own clocks. It's unlikely, to say the least, that we would be on our knees offering urgent petitions as if our beloved's very survival depended on them.
But maybe we could?