Monday, January 15, 2007

"No man is an island . . ." The passing of Raymond Diaz

Pearlington Recovery & Resource Center: No Man is an Island

Canada Jon White -- working for recovery in Pearlington writes a beautiful piece on the loss of his friend Raymond Diaz.

He begins with the quote: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee." – John Donne

If only the masses could understand the depth of what John Donne wrote and how it is reflected in what Jon, himself, has so eloquently expressed in his words concerning Mr. Diaz' passing and what WE must do in response.

The larger picture. The greater good. The needs of so many needing to be met. Justice for all in this country doesn't JUST equate to matters of The Law.

Justice means Equality and Fairness for ALL in everyday matters. Pearlington and the coast deserve Justice. Justice involves the respect and understanding of Individual Dignity and Rights.

Please go to the following link and read this incredible essay by Brigitte Frase:
Justice or Charity?

God Bless The Diaz family, all of Pearlington, and all of those who've gone there to help, all who plan on going to help, and all who remain there to help.

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