Join in thinking and praying about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Ron Mangelsdorf, C.S.B.

Ron encourages everyone listening to this chat to look beyond the appearance of a catastrophic failure to a vision of hope, solutions, and restoration. He helps listeners see that from a spiritual perspective it is possible to begin to see an answer to meet the human need. He notes that the Bible’s teachings show that we can do the same thing. Right where everyone sees devastation, we can begin to see perfection, creativity, and answers. Jesus showed us the way. Right where everyone else saw a withered hand, he saw perfection, and it was that Christ-view that prevailed and brought healing to the situation.

Ron responds to questions about media influence, anger at the companies involved in the disaster, how to pray about the people whose livelihoods are affected, the need for forgiveness. A number of site visitors share their thoughts and prayers about the oil spill.

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