Today will be another busy, tiring day for thousands who get on with the work of settling here in our city.
Thousands of volunteers and public servants will assist in the effort.
The response of both newcomers to Dallas and of all those who greet them has been amazing and inspirational to watch. Shopping at more than one store for supplies over the weekend, I discovered that the shelves had been cleaned out by compassionate people who got their first!
The months ahead will be filled with major challenges as folks attempt to find jobs, set up homes, educate their children and get on with life. Today is gratifying to watch, even as we continue to mourn the situation in New Orleans with so many dead, confused and lost.
Today will be a time of coming together around a common mission. May we have the courage and strength to carry on beyond these first, critically important days.
"If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard." Proverbs 21:13
"Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it." Proverbs 22:9
"A good person knows the rights of the poor, but wicked people cannot understand such things." Proverbs 29:7
"Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9
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