I spent the last five days in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Although there were tornado sirens going off and tornadoes just north and south of me, I was never in any real danger. I spent most of the last two days watching the local television coverage.
Those who know me know that I often assume the role of an insider's critic to Christianity. Allow me to say that I have been quite proud of the Christians I've witnessed over the past few days. The churches in Moore and the larger OKC area have delivered nothing short of saintly work. They won't get any national publicity for it and they don't really want it. I can say the same of the many folks near Joplin too. We have our faults and they are many, but when it comes to disaster relief and care for victims, the Christian Church is a force of good in this world.