As the world mobilizes in the face of the utter devastation in Haiti, and America yet again stands at the head of the pack, it's easy for one's thoughts to turn to the words of our Lord: "And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Yet, today, my thoughts instead turn to Gordon Sinclair's 1973 treatise on America's extensive history of helping its neighbors:
This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
When distant cities are hit by earthquakes, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.
I can name you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.
Be an American today: Give to the Red Cross and help those who can't help themselves!