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Weathering the Storms

25 May

As I sat down to write today’s post, the tornado sirens went off and everyone here at the Pastoral Center made a beeline to the basement.

As a youth in Southern California in the 1960s and 70s, I became accustomed to the occasional earthquake. We always managed to escape serious harm, though it was always unnerving, to say the least, to see the chandeliers begin to sway.

While I’m relatively new to Eastern Kansas, it seems that we’ve had more than our fair share of tornadic activity this year. The devastating tornadoes in Joplin, Reading, and other Midwestern communities have made national news.

I’ve also been impressed with the way Kansas City-area residents have risen to the occasion as they’ve generously reached out to the many tornado victims in the region, even as new storms make their way to the area.

In reflecting on these natural disasters in our midst, it seems to me that the Lord is calling us to three things. Continue reading