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Tragedy in Japan

March 12, 2011 - Kathleen Palumbo
Just as we Northeastern Ohioans awoke once again to a blanket of white, there simply wasn’t time to lament the disappointment at the lack of springtime green in our local landscape, as in the early morning hours of Friday we found ourselves glued to the television, watching in shock and horror as news and visions of Japan’s massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami began streaming in.

We can only imagine the agony of the country’s devastation at this point; grief for lives lost, concern for the injured and missing, those left homeless, and jobless. Even from this distance, many are affected; some with families there, as well as the numerous local families who have hosted young Japanese students through foreign exchange, some of whom I had the pleasure to meet, who continue to wait for news of those close to them.

While economic concerns in the United States remain, a certain change in perspective can’t be avoided as our social media offers an endless supply of news, photos and video coverage of the tragedy as it unfolds.

I urge everyone to take time over these next few days, weeks, and months to pray for those affected and for the country of Japan as a whole, remembering all the while that often, our own needs pale in comparison to those of others.


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