We prayed for Maui, for our burnt down Methodist Church and its people, for all those suffering from the fire.
I have experienced and observed a huge amount of disaster over the entire course of my life. It seems disaster touches us all. I'm pretty sure you have had your portion of disaster too.
It is painful. It causes post traumatic stress. And it is our teacher. We can ask our selves What did I learn? Did I respond with caring and compassion to myself and others? Was I a light? If not, we can do better next time and/or make amends. We just need to be aware and honest about how we're doing, take responsibility, and do our best to do be better.
Shine our lights into the darkness, and the darkness has no choice but to vanish.