While the places of the world that get ransacked by natural disasters and crises of incomprehensible proportions—places like Liberia—cry out to their brethren of humanity for aid and assistance, what we too often forget is that we who come in the form of help have our own poverties that stand in need of healing as well. I am reminded of this every time I return to Liberia.
What happens years after a natural disaster strikes a country? How do the communities resume their "normal" everyday lifestyle?
When the media turns its attention to something new, do we also turn our attention and our opportunity to extend Christian love and mercy to those most in need?