Confession, Lamentation, and Action

by caseybedell

As the media unfolds the devastation in the Philippines I can’t help but feel that I should have more grief than I do.  I want to blame it on proximity or the detached relationship that media creates, but then this small piece from First Things (actually unrelated to the events in the Philippines) stole away my excuses.

“Recognition of disastrous realities that does not go through the lament is lethal and irresponsible.”

To lament is to take responsibility.  The PCA offers a way here.