>I remember after the Bicol Typhoon, where we went to assist, we also underwent a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Before going, to be able to deal with the people there; and, when we got back, to process the event.
Yesterday, there was another one held at the Home Office. The number of people affected is really staggering. And they are people we know, people we relate to on a daily basis. So things like that (CISD) are important for us to help, even in our own small way.
We went to our Chapter Assembly in the evening, and as expected, we were a relatively small group. I can imagine how hard it must be for majority of the people to get back to their “normal lives” after the typhoon. It may take longer, as we are all just really trying to cope with the gravity of the situation – whether we ourselves were in the flood, or know people who were in it, or even just saw it.
I felt blessed to have attended last night. It taught me to pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to give me the grace to see how God sees. What His plan is in all this. Not what I want to see or happen, but to accept what He wants to happen. Difficult? Definitely. Easier to say because I was not flooded myself? No. I am having a hard time saying that, but I pray that I be given the grace to believe it. Not actually only with the flood, but with all aspects of my life right now.
Wow, heavy. Here’s something to lighten the mood. It may give you a different way to see Noynoy.