It's impossible to see the images on television of the tragedy in Haiti without realizing just how fragile and unpredictable life in this fallen world can be. I have decided to leave it to those smarter then me explain the theological implications of disasters such as the earthquake that has devastated Haiti, except to say this. Tomorrow is always a bad day.
So many say:
Tomorrow I will reconcile that relationship
Tomorrow I will spend more time with my kids
Tomorrow I will spend some time with that aging parent
Tomorrow I will offer forgivness
Tomorrow I will stop doing those things that hurt the ones I love
Tomorrow I will be more loving and kind, generous and compassionate
Tomorrow I will get right with God
It may not be a sudden tsunami that drags you out to sea or an earthquake that buries you beneath a hundred tons of concrete, but the one thing that is for sure is that for each and every one of us, no exceptions, the day is coming were there will be no tomorrow. If there is something on the list above that you have left for tomorrow, I pray that before your head hits the pillow tonight you get it done.
May God be with the survivors of the Haitian Earthquake and move in the hearts of those who can help to be generous in their giving, both physically and spiritually.