Today I listened to my brother talk about his and his wife's experiences in Haiti post-earthquake. You can listen to his podcast here: http://mcc.org/stories/podcasts/world-shaken
My reaction is too strong for words right now.
We need to help Haiti. We need to take care of our neighbors. We need to give out of whatever we have, even if it hurts, to help relieve the suffering of the Haitian people.
Jesus says it perfectly in Matthew 25:
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
It's not an optional nice thing to do, it's our responsibility. What are we waiting for? What am I waiting for? What are you waiting for?
HERE is a link to Doctors without Borders:
HERE is a link to my brother's blog, where you can find a LINK to donate to their organization in Haiti.