A few days before the storms, I received a phone call from Pastor
Sammy Pacleb, Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Churches from Kabankalan, Negros Occidental in the Philippine Islands
who expressed his concerns for his nation and asked for aide and assistance. The
onslaught of the what has been called by some news reporters as the “worst storm to touchdown on the earth” has
devastated an entire nation, killing thousands, leaving the majority of survivors without homes, shelter, clean drinking water,
food and basic necessities for survival. Electrical power and phone towers are down or destroyed, and the survivors are awaiting
assistance from major charitable and non-profit organizations to bring the supplies needed. This was no average storm, it
was estimated to be larger than Hurricane Katrina that struck New Orleans and bigger than Hurricane Sandy that devastated
New York earlier in the Spring of 2013.
I am reposting an article that I wrote awhile entitled: True Compassion
Moves You To Action. Simply put, “just don’t talk about a problem
or situation, but do something to help bring a solution.” We are our brothers and sisters keepers, and when one part
of humanity is threatened, regardless of the color of their skin, economic status, social background or even gender, we should
all “feel compelled” by having the urge to do something.
(Mark 12:30,31) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second
is like, namely this, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
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