I’ve been sitting here tearing my hair out at the incredulity of the situation that’s unfolded in New Orleans. "Why has it taken so long to help these people?" goes the cry, and I have joined the chorus. But then I just realised that I have also been ridiculously slow to act: these past days I have posted on scholarly biblical blah, and candy-floss Mormonalia. I apologise. There are more important things right now (although some of the Mormonads have been killer!) I believe that there is a huge amount of faith in the Bloggernacle, and we have had prayers answered before. I hope we will continue to join our faith as a Mormon blogging community and pray to our Heavenly Father to bless those affected by this tragedy, to guide those who are offering aid, and to lead us to offer help where we can. Thank-you to Gordon Smith, Geoff B., Julie M. Smith, Artemis, Greg, Lyle, and others who have already made Katrina-relief the focus of their thoughts. I am sorry that I haven’t.
An apology, and a prayer
September 2, 2005 by