I woke up with tears for Japan today. I think we should be affected, but I'm not quite sure why this has affected me as deeply as it has. There have been many other happenings in the world (where does one begin with such a list?) that I have prayed and thought about, but they didn't rock me to the core quite like this. I am struggling with what we see as important, as this could happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
What am I talking about? Well, family is important. Taking care of our health is important. Joblessness, hunger, homelessness are all important. To me salvation is important. Education is important. Weight loss is still important! But expensive creams to keep wrinkles at bay? Not so much. Caring what somebody else looks like? Nah. This comes after already high disappointments over internet photos judging others' refrigerators, yards, or outfits without their knowledge.
Really? Is that really where we want to focus our energy and thought? What's important to you today, and has it changed since the events of the world last week?
Pushin' through the pain!