Those our of tragedy for our taiwan , we are all pray for all those who loose their lives their beloved persons , their properties and suffered by any way.
There are not words to comfort the people.
Our small church only wants to say that we are with them. Our practical help is nothing, we have not any resources.
But we pray. We do the liturgy every day and pray for the missing and the dead.
It is not our poor words , that can help our brothers ,but the grace of god to comfort the suffering and give rest to the souls of the departed.
Human communication is not only verbal, and oral. Indeed is more the grace of god which will be more directed and mixed by the tears of our hearts which can speak better and comfort.
It is not the time for answers to the unansered question why all this tragedy.
It is not only our brothers of siao lin village who are buried under the water. It is God himself also buried with them, suffering with them and participating to their tragedy.
There is pain in the world. As long as the world is as it is, there is pain and suffering. God participates to this suffering. God tested all the suffering of the universe , the suffering of the past and the future till the world to be renewed , full of the light of god. But this is not up to god. God is not almighty. He respects our freedom. He is waiting us to participate in the transfiguration of the world , we are the priests and the leaders of the universe , our job is to unite everything.
God keeps everything to existence , because he loves everything.
There is always something good , something secreat lesson, behind the obvious tragedy.
I only want humbly to say that this tragedy brings us more close. Awakes us from our selfishness. Makes us to rediscover that there is pain.
But also we know, that the love of god keeps us together. There is no typhoon, there is no disaster, there is not any kind of death that can separate us , can break our love.
Our missing people will be always united with us by the bond of love , which comes of god, nommater what religion or faith the people have.
We will pray to god for them, not to remind to god to do his job , which he did not, but to the god who is everywhere and still buried under the water and close to the families of the missing, who is one of the missing. We pray to open freely our hearts to Him. To allow to cry in front of him for the tragedy.
To pray in the name of the missing. To pray FOR the others. by this prayer , and specially the grace of the divine liturgy to become one with the departed and missing, with all the people and the land of Taiwan
This union is the real authentic life.
This union cannot be broken by any typhoon. This union gives us life to continue the life in spite of every disaster.
Our missing people live in the love , of god and ours. Siao lin is a window to paradise.
We are united in love with our missing people. And we will embrace them again in the date of resurrection for ever.