The Chronotype did a great job or articles and memories about 9/11. All of us have some story to share. I remember where I was but what I remember more was how our country pulled together. People from all walks of life were touched and wanted to help the survivors and the families of those who lost heroes in the wake of destruction. Divisions and disagreements were set aside. Songs were written about patriotism and national pride. Even Silent Night was incorporated into the pride of our nation. We watched as the months of cleanup crawled by. People made trips to New York to see firsthand what had happened. Americans, we were going to stand together for a common cause.
It has been twenty years. The memorial has been built on what is now called sacred ground. I can still vividly remember where I was, but I worry for our country. I am trying to understand the division. There is an anger and an animosity towards others for just having a differing opinion. Instead of pulling together there is a sense of entitlement that does not include others. Families are divided. Friends are being pulled apart by political lines. Americans, what happened to our common cause?
Prayer is needed, but we all need to incorporate patience and kindness into our lives. If someone strikes at you, you do not need to strike back. Rather respond with love. Seek for common ground knowing that both of you are passionate about what you believe. Take the time to understand. And continue to offer prayers for each other.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen