Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Come on Be More Compassionate

We were out of town when the news came that 13 miners were trapped beneath the surface just outside of Buckhannon, WV. We watched the news in horror as we learned about this tragedy that struck yesterday morning.

This morning I was further disgusted as I watched CNN and saw the woman searching for something to say as she droned on and on this morning. She constantly talked about how bleak the situation was and how hope was slim. She did all this with a half-smirk on her face. It was disgusting. Then she asked the person on site what the reaction of the family and friends of the miners was...I yelled at the TV, "What do you think their reaction is?! Have you ever cared about someone and they were sick or something?! Be more compassionate. Come on!"

Then there was the reporter who asked the mining CEO if he would use plain English to explain what happened to the miners. I was like what do you mean plain English I understood him fine and I grew up in Northwest Ohio where there aren't any mines. Maybe if you'd listen you'd understand.

I know this happens all the time, news sources are trying to be the first to break the story and the first to have the inside scoop. But, there comes a time when society needs to say, "you know what you all, you need to just lay off and show that you have feelings and that you care."

We just found out that a body of one of the miners was found a little while ago with their equipment. The others weren't in that area. The search and the media frenzy goes on.

Please be in prayer for these men and their families that this tragedy will have some type of happy ending. God can and does work miracles...this is just God's type of situation.