Our material possessions are often a large part of our happiness. However, even though for many it is next to impossible, it may not be wise to emotionally attach ourselves to those possessions. Events like natural disasters and unpredictable occurrences like domestic fires often disrupt lives, are traumatic and leave those affected scrambling to rebuild.
Two months ago, a fire destroyed four houses in Pike Street, Kitty, leaving a number of families homeless. When such massive fires occur, many unhesitatingly express compassion, extend words of encouragement and make donations to the victims. But very often, unless one is directly affected, people soon forget, become preoccupied with the newer headlines or they simply move on with their own lives. And of course, no one can be criticised for that. We cannot be held hostage by every tragedy that occurs in our society. However, there are times when we must remember and try to help our brothers and sisters who have faced unfortunate events.
Those affected by the fires in Pike Street must now rebuild. The families affected are not wealthy. Houses that some families would have owned for years were destroyed. And there are those who were renting…..