It’s been 20 years.
It was a fundamental change in our society. I was reminded of so much in a Netflix short series called “Turning Point.” The footage of the day… the phone calls recorded from people who knew they weren’t going to make it out of the towers that day… the phone calls from Flight 93…
The wars that followed… especially Iraq. I think of that time period and being so naive and losing a close Muslim friend over my bent thinking at the time, and it still brings tears to my eyes.
We fear more.
We trust less.
It changed all that followed. We erroneously called it a “war on terror” so that we could then go after anything that has scared us.
We have not come through this as better people. We are more bitter, more angry, more anxious, than ever before.
We have needed, in the body of Christ, a deeper walk with God and instead have turned our sights on Christian nationalism, at least in the white conservative church.
There are lessons unlearned. Lessons unheard.
More today than ever, we are in need of deep healing.