On this anniversary of the worst disaster in Japanese history since the dropping of nuclear weapons on the country, perhaps some reflection on an obscure apparition is appropriate.
In 1973 a deaf nun received the following message:
As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity.
Fire will fall from the sky...
The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness.
Is it possible that the Fukushima tsunami with its tragic loss of so many lives and subsequent reactor meltdown is the fulfillment of this terrible prophecy?
We have yet to realize the full effect of radioactive contamination on both Japan and on the globe's largest ocean, the Pacific.
It is also my view that the economic fallout of this tragedy is still unfolding for Japan, which has arguably been in recession since 1989, and the world.
Join with the people of Japan and say a prayer for them and your own nation today if you are so inclined.