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If you listen carefully, I think he was very careful NOT to say that the catastrophe happened so that people would turn to God. You're right, that sort of theology is simplistic and insensitive. But I think he's correct that, when these things happen, we have a choice as to our response. We can be sorry for ourselves, become bitter towards God; or we can use it as an opportunity to help, to become closer to others and to God. I think that's what he meant by that title.
I completely agree with you that the media should have been all over this story, and I don't understand why it's been largely ignored. We've heard more about some random cooler in Times Square or the hung Parliament in England than about this tragedy in our midst. I don't get it. Thanks to SOF for these great images, and for raising awareness!