Shared Burdens

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.
— Albert Camus, The Plague

The Disease We Are

by Jimmie Briggs
The Huffington Post


What can I do? How can I help? These are questions many of us grapple with in the face of suffering and injustices. In his reflections on Huffington Post, Briggs reminds us that the current Ebola epidemic serves as a “reminder that we do not live in isolation from each other regardless of where we may exist in the world and the extreme varying conditions under which we can live. It is the mirror into which we most despise to gaze because it reflects back those qualities of pettiness, cruelty and inhumanity we loathe to recognize, along with our greatest capacities for generosity, kindness, and love.”

What can I do? How can I help? These are questions many of us grapple with in the face of suffering and injustices.