Nature of Disaster

Disaster comes… sudden
(earthquake, hurricane, tsunami)
a judgment from God
upon the sins
of the morally condemned
(sodomites, feminists, atheists)
a well-deserved
long overdue punishment
for the unrepentant
contumely in the eyes
of the almighty

Disaster comes… slowly
(drought, extinction, resource depletion)
a time to reaffirm faith
open the soul to the Lord
purify it in His love
through prayer
to reverse
the harsh deprivations
for surely divine mercy
can resolve so minor a thing
as too little rain

Disaster comes… sudden
people die
infrastructure in ruins
there is mourning
there is rebuilding
life will go on

Disaster comes… slowly
people die
they go on dying
starvation comes
thirst comes
life will move on


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