Today it has been a whole year since the horror of hurricane Katrina began. I have the highest admiration for my friends in New Orleans who have doggedly determined their city will be, once again, a place of beauty. There’s a long, long way to go.
On this first anniversary we are witnesses to all this suffering and hope. And because we are people of faith we declare: “We will repair the breach; we will raise the foundations again; we will restore the streets and make them livable again. We will honor the lives of the dead and the living by acting in justice.” On this one year since the devastation our Great God of Justice still calls us to repair the walls, to stand in the gaping holes of our society; to cry out and to make things right.