Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Buddha's Eye

Matthew 25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Thousands of people on the other side of the world are hurting, homeless and hopeless today. The cyclone in Myanmar may have killed 100,000 people (One Hundred Thousand), and now the earthquake in China has killed thousands more. Even the survivors are in peril because there's a shortage of medical care, clean water and food. These are dreadful events each by itself. Combined, it's very hard to imagine the horrors that men, women and children are having to face. There's an old spiritual called "His Eye is on the Sparrow (and I know He watches me)". Is it possible that Buddha's eye is not on these people?

It would be horrible enough if these were the only treacherous places in the world today. "Horrible enough" is not an adequate phrase. There are other shocking events in Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan - each an outrage in its own right. Aren't there supposed to be some gods keeping an eye on those places?

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