Today marks an event which shall live forever in our memories. September 11, 2001 scars our collective history indelibly and infamously.
In all the years I have had this blog, I have never written on or about this day.
I have never felt equal to the task.
The existence of hate in our world strikes fear in my heart; it is amorphous, pervasive, and universally accessible to all, emboldening the darkest designs of evil that the human mind can conjure.
Perhaps because I am the mother of 3 sons, the youngest of whom has this year joined his brothers in registering for the draft, I am ever aware of the solemn and noble work of fine American military personnel to resist the forces of hate and evil propelled in our direction. My sons are college students, and not serving in the military, which, I admit selfishly, gives me some peace in my heart. But I respect and am grateful for those who do serve. I pray for their safety and well-being.
We live in a beautiful but flawed world. We are a beautiful creation, made in God's own image, but we are fallen from grace, and fall prey to the sin of hatred and violence, both as aggressor and victim. Our salvation is brought upon us by God's mercy and compassion.
His Love is greater than all the Hate in the world. Today is a day to remember this and gather it into our hearts.
I hope you find comfort in God's eternal love today as you remember and inevitably re-live the horrors of that terrible day 14 years ago. I know I do.