More than 20,000 people are dead in a gigantic natural disaster, the likes of which we have never seen in the United States. Hundreds of thousands are homeless. Hundreds of thousands.
Pray for the victims; pray for their families. And DO something concrete beyond praying: send some relief money.
I suspect it is only a one day story in our press, despite the sheer magnitude of the disaster, because it didn't happen in the United States, and we are VERY provincial.
But I hope I'm wrong: I hope Americans reach out to these people as the world reached out to us on September 11th.