Thursday, February 3, 2011

Measuring Disasters

I ask this very respectfully and genuinely.  How do we measure disasters?  By their destructive power, casualties, economic losses or spiritual impact? All around the world, there are fires, riots, miscarriages of justice, landslides, storms and the persecution of Christians.  Even a secular philosophy needs to make a judgement call on which disasters are worth reporting on, fixing and responding to. So as Christians, in our churches, thinking about where to send our money, direct our attention and pray about, which disasters merit our attention?

[Picture of a church on the coast of Northern Queensland, © 2011. The Australian]