We were right to be angry at the great wrongs of 9/11, but at some point, rehearsing that anger year after year doesn’t move us toward justice, love, or the forgiveness Jesus commands of his followers. It moves us toward resentment, hostility, and bitterness, with all the trouble it brings (Heb. 12:15). We never knewContinue reading “9/11 — 20 years”
Tag Archives: 9/11
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 fromContinue reading “9/11”
We approach the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. We have, as a nation, not handled this event very well in our collective lives. It is hard to know how a significant anniversary like this will go. 20 years. A lot of change. A lot of shifting. A lot of revealing. 20 years. It is hard toContinue reading “20 Years”
Where I failed after 9/11
It’s been 19 years. I can still remember where I was sitting. The memories of halting the retreat where I was attending, huddling around the one TV with bad reception, the shock… calling my family… Coming out of that time I also knew the word I had from the Lord: “Prepare the Body. The worldContinue reading “Where I failed after 9/11”
I still remember
I still remember where I was 18 years ago. It was a Tuesday morning at a prayer retreat. The morning session had just begun when someone came in and gave us news that a tower had been hit in New York City.
I don’t want to forget
9/11 and the grief we never shared
THIS ARTICLE sums up some of the thoughts I had waking up this morning and thinking about 9/11. We are more divided and more demanding than ever before. Still. It’s 9/11. I need to remember.
Why do we fear relationships?
The issues of race, ethnic divides, immigration concerns, are such hot button issues. Immediately following the events of 9/11, I immediately contacted my Muslim friends to make sure they were okay. I wanted them to know I wasn’t angry with them and I wanted, above all, to make sure no one else was taking anythingContinue reading “Why do we fear relationships?”