This has been some week!
There have been so many incredible images from the hurricane down in Texas, and so much discussion about the conditions there, the unusual weather pattern, the records that were set, and the response to it all. You know the commentators who discuss whether or not the government was swift enough or effective enough and by most accounts, we can be pleased by the response of Federal, State and Local governments.
Naturally, many of the comments had a political flavor to them like “This is Trump’s first big test” and so on.
Even so, it sure looked as though everyone pulled together for the good of the people who were affected by the storm, a storm that just didn’t want to go away. One comment that I heard from a news person has stuck with me: It was something like this… “Even though government agencies of all levels have rescued an incredible number of people, private citizens have rescued even more.”
Regular folks who have boats went off to rescue their neighbors, even strangers, with no care for whatever differences they might have in culture, ethnicity or worldview, and they risked their own safety in the process… A small armada of pleasure craft saving the lives of anyone they came upon… in this day and age… Wow!
Texas: We are in awe of your spirit and dedication to one another: God bless Texas!
Yet it wasn’t just Texans, for people came from all over America to help out, united in a spirit of community and national pride to save our fellows in a time of crisis: God bless America!
To my strange way of looking at things this whole thing puts the lie to what the pollsters have been telling us about ourselves. Aren’t we supposed to be hopelessly divided, fighting among ourselves just as the politicians always are…? Is it possible that Americans have had a “Come to Jesus” moment?
It’s something to hope and pray for, don’t you think?
The story of Harvey and the aftermath is far from over as we all know; there will be more news that comes out of today’s events. As we have come to expect, our news broadcasts will bring us the latest and the most important news of the day, so I hope we can all take the time to tune in and find out what is truly important today… which of course will be what kind of shoes Mrs. Trump is wearing.