MOSAIC NOLA:The Gentilly Project

Monday, December 12, 2005

'Tis The Season

Sometimes I'm hearing organizers for Katrina recovery putting off planning into January, because "everyone is taking time off for the holidays and won't be paying attention."

I reject that. This holiday season is the best time. There's no better extended time for us to gather with our families and others to address the greater good.

Just try approaching me in January with the proposal of something new. Most likely I'll be like most everyone else. Too busy with returning to work to think beyond the next day. Do you want to develop options for Katrina recovery? Now is the time.



    FEMA told to keep paying Katrina hotel bills. "A program that put Hurricane Katrina evacuees in hotels at government expense while they sought other housing must be extended until Feb. 7, a month beyond the deadline set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a federal judge ruled Monday."

    By Blogger Quintus Jett, at 10:39 AM  

  • How in this land of plenty, can such a boondoggle keep going on except for ultra-racism. There is no other answer. Jesus Christ will treat America like Chorazin and Bethsaida in the Judgement. Sodom itself will rise up in condemnation for the crass treatment of humanity before and especially since Katrina. Revelation 9:20 tells the story. Yet they repented not. The towers crashed; likened to the Tower of Siloam in the Bible. A great earthquake occured in the sea, which caused a great roaring of the sea with perplexity, just like the bible said it would be. Another earthquake occured the day after Easter; and many more since in divers places. Let us all be very much aware of the times. No one can change the times. Lets do the best we can, be honest with ourselves. And watch as the unwise prepare themselves for their own selfish doom. No one is looking for a significant star announcing Jesus' return or any other such thing. Now in this homogenously politically correct society, all who do not have Christ's Mass in their heart are destined for their own doom. The wicked will continue to do wicked.

    It is time for the righteous to shine as beacons in the pervasive dark!
    H L

    By Blogger H. L. Rasman, at 5:38 PM  

  • I was listening to a radio program about New Orleans band and their struggles post-Katrina.

    One band member said something like:

    "I don't blame the hurricane. A hurricane is going to be what it is. I'm not angry at Katrina. I'm angry at everything that hasn't been done since."

    A lot of the ongoing misery that has arisen post-Katrina is due to the actions/inactions of people. I do pray for a change of mind or heart or something to see more happen.

    In the meantime, I know I can take part in helping more people see what others are doing and what we all might do to facilitate recovery.

    By Blogger Quintus Jett, at 5:00 AM  

  • Month 4 is postponement enough. The putting off of decisions by those safe in their homes surrounded by their things is one more long line in which folks have to stand.
    My church announced more than a month ago that it would 'adopt a family' to which to funnel some of their hurricane funds. (I named a family myself a month before.) The congregation got the warm fuzzy that they helped others with their generosity. I had to call weekly to finally ensure that a check was written to that family this week. (2 months after the original suggestion; 4 months after the levees broke.)

    The government is moving even slower.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:14 AM  

  • ...there seems to be a need to remind and update interested parties on an ongoing basis

    By Blogger Quintus Jett, at 11:18 AM  

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