Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lessons from Texas

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lessons from Texas

Article excerpt

When I heard of the hurricane heading for Corpus Christi, Texas, last Saturday, my immediate thought was that God has lessons for us in this tragedy, starting with the fact that Corpus Christi means Body of Christ. I think this is significant as now both the body of others and Christ are so often put aside.

We can learn many lessons, observed in the past week, from this terrible tragedy to the people of Texas.

1. The best of us are helping others - police, firefighters, the National Guard, private citizens with boats, EMTs,etc. We need to thank them and respect them and join them.

2. Human life is so much more important than things - wallets and possessions - and status of who comes out on top.

3. The elderly are so valuable to us, as exhibited in the picture of those in nursing homes up to their waists in water and needing to be rescued. …

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