Today the events in Japan have reminded me how fragile life is. How little control we have over anything although we like to fool ourselves into thinking we are all powerful beings that can "control" nature.
Ash Wednesday's from dust you came and to dust you will return was a little to real for me on Wednesday as I wept for Mirembe. Today it is just too real, period. As death counts rise, there it is in my face, to dust you will return.
I pray today for the people of Japan. That they might find some moment of peace or comfort amidst this terrible tragedy.