One Lutheran's Thoughts

Live and grow, change, reform...well, this blog used to be my 'primary' space, but not any more. This is now the online 'home' of my poetic ramblings and musings. Sometimes there is a faith/theological hue, while others not so much. Check out the pictures. Remember - literacy is visual too!

Monday, March 20, 2006

An interesting poem I found...

God and Katrina
© By Ann Noe

Katrina left destruction,
A path wide and long.
We've turned God away,
Knowing we were wrong.
But now we are asking,
God what should we do?
We know we stopped praying,
But now God: we need you!

I have heard and read of many who 'blame' God for bringing this hurricane and the destruction and pain that follows. I have also heard some who say that this was God's way of punishing the sinfulness of America. I struggle with both of these (although moreso with the latter) and when I found this poem I just kinda stopped. Is this author claiming either or both of these statements? I sense at least the first, although the brush strokes are so wide that there can be numerous meanings.

What do you think?