|Port au Prince's shattered Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption|
My first reaction was, "You are all coming from church. Maybe you should turn around and pay greater attention to the sermon on compassion and loving kindness". I suppose I expected a greater degree of compassion from a crowd that was just exiting a Sunday service. Adjectives that leaped to mind were "hypocritical" and "arrogant".
Reading Timothy Keller's book, The Reason For God the author offered up this explanation, "Churches are hospitals for sinners, not museums for saints". It all became clear reading Keller's words. Why should I expect greater compassion from someone that is a devout attendee of a church service? Would I expect to find healthy people in the hospital emergency room? It was a good lesson.