Abandon Ship

January 18, 2012

The Costa Concordia has been the focus of the news over the past few days.  If you’ve been hiding under a rock, the Concordia is an Italian cruise ship that ran aground in Tuscany this past weekend.  Initial reports point to human error for a tragedy that resulted in the loss of upward of three dozen lives, a half billion dollar cruise ship and the confidence of the cruise industry.
There has been a lot of talk in the media about problems with the crew and emergency procedures during the incident.  Not to negate the loss of life but there were more than 4000 people aboard the ship when it started to take on water.  Over 4000 people, and 99% of them survived. That doesn’t happen when an airplane hits a rock.  Someone must have done something right at some point.
What was most bothersome were the reports and videos of adults pushing children out of the way as they rushed to get to safety.   Adults who were more concerned over their priorities than the future of the children. 
My prayer is that as Cornerstone continues to grow, that this generation never becomes so selfish that we willingly sacrifice the next generation for the sake of our own priorities and preferences.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

Comments

  1. Anonymous - March 11, 2012 at 7:38 am -

    this was such a desaster,i cyed Ifel the ship had no reason to hit the rock.