I'm not sure that there are any grand lessons to grasp on to from the tragedy of the hurricane. I don't feel the need to recount the misery that the people in the affected areas are experiencing. Instead, I keep those people, whom have survived and those whom have died in my thoughts and prayers.
Unfortunately, this world is filled with many fatal perils. Many of those are human-made. It seems bizarre when a tragedy of this proportion is not the product of human hands. Will nature's destruction bring the human family together? The answer is almost certainly no. But, perhaps, we can act in a way befitting that ideal. It's time to rise up and put our own concerns aside and give a shoulder to someone, anyone, who needs it right now.