Thursday, June 19, 2008

Flood of '08

We have endured the flood of 2008 and lived to tell about it. One of the most endearing aspects of this calamity was the volunteerism demonstrated by the community. Unlike Katrina victims with their hands out, Cedar Rapidians worked to clean and restore.

I am not getting cozy with the "brotherhood of man" thing or the "spirit of midwestern America." This is most likely because Linn County is quite conservative (as a county, we supported Alan Keyes in a Republican caucus). I firmly believe this is because of the high percentage of Bible-believing, God-fearing people. Humanitarianism and philanthropy only go so far; it is the gospel that teaches sacrifice.

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