Louisiana in need

louisianaLong as I remember the rain been comin’ down
Clouds of mystery pourin’ confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages tryin’ to find the sun.
And I wonder still I wonder who’ll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia seekin’ shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable I watched the tower grow
Five year plans and new deals wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder still I wonder who’ll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playin’, how we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together tryin’ to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pourin’, fallin’ on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder who’ll stop the rain.

— Creedence Clearwater Revival

The picture with this article identifies the house of a Regnum Christi family in Louisiana.

The family is among the thousands of Louisiana families that have lost homes, businesses, furniture, clothes, cars and those treasured family pictures.  For the past two weeks they have been under siege by horrendous flood waters.  In many cases the floods came in areas that never flooded before.

They are flooded now, and as the waters recede, people are learning how much is lost.  For some, everything they worked for is gone.  For a few, a family member died in the torrents.

louisianaThese are tragic stories.  But there are heartwarming stories of neighbors helping neighbors, of people who have lost so much giving to those who lost even more.

But all of us can make a difference, through prayer and material aid.  I encourage everyone to pray for the flood victims.  And you can make a material contribution to help Regnum Christi members and others in need through Catholic World Mission.

I’m confident our friends in Louisiana will show us the meaning of faith, hope and charity.

About Jim Fair

Jim Fair is a writer and consultant. He lives in the Chicago area and has a wonderful wife, son and daughter. He enjoys fishing and occasionally catches something. He tries to play the piano and sings a little. In addition to writing for Regnum Christi Live, he blogs at Laughing Catholic. And you can follow him on Twitter: Jim Fair (@fishfair).
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