The Word Among Us

February 2006 Issue

Many Waters Cannot Quench Love

How God moved people to open their hearts and their homes to victims of Hurricane Katrina

By: Bob French

"Love is what prevails when the randomness of nature creates tragedy: Stuff happens . . . and sometimes very, very bad stuff happens. Tornadoes happen, earthquakes happen, hurricanes happen . . . but it is love that prevails. It is love that redeems. It is love that washes over us and fills our hearts with caring."

These words were written in 1995 by Jeff Dunckel, a parishioner of St. Raphael’s church in Rockville, Maryland, as part of a tribute to...

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