A clergyman’s take on natural disaster

Rarely am I willing to provide someone else’s words without providing my take. Whether because no one agrees with me entirely (probably for the best) or for simply restating the issue to emphasize its importance, I am unsure. But I will leave this video uncorrupted, at least for now.

I remember I was in high school when the tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in Southern Asia. I was so shocked by this disaster, more than by any incident inflicted by man on one another. But from the grief and discomfort, I attempted to understand. Tom Honey outlines his process to understanding and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Tom Honey describes a path of struggle and doubt that is near identical to the one that I have journeyed. While providing several conclusions, he mostly states his ignorance, and expresses a sort of humility that is simultaneously extraordinarily respectable and somewhat dissatisfying. For years I have wanted the answer to all questions but in Honey’s statement of doubt, I was overwhelmed with confidence. We don’t entirely know our place here but I think this clergyman’s willingness to admit that inability got him one step closer than the rest of us.

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