Letters

Rise in Compassion

Nov 15, 2017

To the Editor:

Thanks to Jon Coen for his descriptive and enlightening report (“Clean Water Is Focus of Trip to Puerto Rico With Group That Helped With NJ’s Sandy Recovery,” 11/1).

His contrast of the storm-inflicted suffering – both in Ocean County’s experience five years ago and now a thousand times worse in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico – with the above-natural rise of human compassion in neighborly love brought to mind the one who made famous the command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

May God bless Waves for Water and all those with whom they labor for the sake of comforting the afflicted. And may the Apostle Paul’s words to the ancient Corinthians ring true: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Neal Roberts

Lanoka Harbor

 

 

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