Even with the vast amount of information available to us through the media and internet, the amount of destruction, death, and suffering that is a result of the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear catastrophe in Japan is hard to comprehend. It is enough to make the brain of any person with a capacity for empathy short-circuit. Yet losing our minds helps nobody.
This morning I came across this passage in a piece titled How Japan's religions confront tragedy by Dan Gilgoff. From the CNN Belief blog,