It's been pretty depressing watching the news with all the reports of human loss and destruction caused by earthquakes and tsunamis in Samoa, Philippines and Indonesia. The pain and sufferings are just beyond what human beings can take. I look at the news photos and I remember the words of Jesus describing the end times. Our Christian faith reminds us that " though the mountains shall fall and the hills turn to dust, yet the love of the Lord will stay." It requires a lot of faith to believe this. Yet, that is what we are called to do. It is our only hope and the only source of comfort and peace amidst uncertain times and events. In times like these we are reminded that life on earth is passing. All the great minds and great resources of this world bow down before the mighty roar of Nature's wrath. God is with us. Let us not be afraid. We are all in God's hands. We help the victims in whatever way we can, whether materially or with our prayers. Tragedies like these can have the result of bringing out the best in people. We begin to really see each other as equally vulnerable and it pulls humanity together for the best.