It is almost a week since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan like a fatal hammer.
Humberto and I have been discussing the impact on a daily basis and there is no doubt in my mind of the global consequences of this terrifying natural disaster. As I write there are people putting their lives on the line, working like dogs, sleep and food deprived, in unbelievably hostile conditions, extreme heat and silent but deadly radiation. These men and women, right now , are doing their utmost to prevent the devastating consequences of nuclear activity.
My heartfelt prayers go out to these unseen, unsung heroes and heroines and also my deepest gratitude. Please join me, all of you, in remembering them through prayer and also lighting a candle of hope for these workers who at this time may well be feeling forgotten and dejected.