When Joplin Missouri got smashed with a tornado did I care much?
What about the Philippines and their most recent typhoon?
It's funny, sad or maybe just the reality of human nature that we don't care about tragedies until they hit close to home. I mean, I might "care": I felt bad for a few minutes, made a donation, or even acknowledge the suffering of others in prayer.
But did I care like I'm currently hurting for central Illinois?
I'm not sure how to incite more care in myself. Hopefully this current tragedy will do it. In the future I want to feel for them and give to them and pray for them like they were next door.