I’ve heard that faith can sometimes be a comfort but I find this to be truly deluded.
PLEASANT GROVE, Alabama (Reuters) – Women in spring dresses stood beside men in dirty jeans to sing “Count Your Many Blessings” at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Sunday as volunteers took a break from helping families recover from the April 27 tornado that devastated the tiny community.
“We are blessed to be able to help others,” said Bill Sadberry, 74, staffing the church’s volunteer command center.
Behind him, big sheets of paper listed the names and needs of nearly 50 stricken neighbors.
So it is a good thing?
The storms destroyed whole neighborhoods and killed more than 330 people, more than 230 of them in Alabama alone, and caused damage that is expected to exceed the $2 billion.
A really good thing.
Three church members at died in the twister and some remain hospitalized, according to Senior Pastor Daven Watkins.
“The house fell on top of us. It was gone, and she was gone. But I am blessed, because I know where she is, in heaven,” said Bobby Earley, describing the death of his wife of 52 years, Canatha Earley.
Really flipping fantastic.
“This is the best thing that could have happened to me. It changed my relationship to the Lord, my family and my friends,” he said.
The best thing that could have happened.
Are these people insane? Are they simply in denial?
If they really want to be blessed then maybe God could decimate their community every year. I imagine that they’ll be dancing in the streets about that.