11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”
13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.
14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”
He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
But that's just the least we can do for them, that would temporarily aid their burden. More we can help prevent such awful disaster from happening again if we just do our part and be responsible to our environment and fellow countrymen. We can't stop typhoons but we can definitely lessen it's effect. With hundreds of lives sacrificed, hundreds more still missing and thousands injured and affected, it wouldn't take someone from Compostela Valley to see what caused the devastation that worsen the effect of typhoon Pablo. Flash flood with mud, rocks and huge piles of logs rushed down from the mountains, even the best swimmer would not survive that.
|bagged bodies recovered from debris brought by the typhoon. |
(photo taken from zimbio.com)
For now, victims are crying for any help they can get, that too much hunger and thirst even let them forget to mourn for their lost loved ones. I know we will continue to help them and someday they will be back on their feet again. But then, what will stop a similar tragedy from happening again? Not unless we do something significant about it. We might be looking for a miracle, but nothing is impossible... May the Lord guide us all. Yahweh bless.