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To the editor:
“Can you imagine a city of more than 250,000 without any banking for more than three weeks? For more than a week you could not spend money. There was literally nothing to buy, and no one wanted money, they wanted food and water. Very surreal feeling to be in a place where the person with millions and the person with nothing were equal.”
—David Coltrane, a missionary in Tacloban, Phillippines, site of devastating storm in November.
As I reflect on this holiday season, I have become more and more thankful for what I have been blessed with. And yet, how spoiled we are as Americans.
The usual crowds that can’t wait for a day of thanks to end before they spend hard-earned money on something they probably really do not need.
Then many of the shoppers are forgetting their raising (or how they should have been raised!) to fight for those items!
With that said, I have hope in our young people some of which I see in my line of work, and some I saw on Thanksgiving, who seem to recognize the futility of owning stuff, and really want to make a positive difference in the lives of others!
During this holiday season of thanks and forgiveness in spite of ourselves, I am one person that will reflect on what I have been blessed with and be humbled to my knees.
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