If We Want to Remember 9/11

The best tribute we can give to the victims of 9/11 is to remember sufferers of injustice everywhere; to be aware of terror in the world at this very moment and to vow not to contribute to the crazy.

You and I contribute to the crazy more than we realize. We might not be dropping bombs or flying into buildings, but we are adding to the violence in the world by allowing ourselves to become bitter, by refusing to forgive, by holding grudges, and by justifying many varieties of aggressive and passive-aggressive ego-protecting behavior.

It’s easy to wag our fingers and shake our heads at people, but real world change happens right here under our own skin.

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Every Day is 9.11 for Somebody

Such a sad day for the US.

But, all around the world, there are so many sad days to remember; days of genocide, terrifying natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war, brutality, disease and death.  9.11 changed the USA by making us more aware of our vulnerability. My hope is that it also will make us more sensitive to the suffering of our brothers and sisters every day.

…and who is my brother?

To this question, Jesus answered with the story of the Good Samaritan. The man in the story was good because he was compassionate “outside his borders” while others worried about proper boundaries, failing to offer the desperately needed assistance and love to a stranger.

May 9.11 remind us…again. Today.

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. – Jesus

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Two Minute Tune-up 9.11.11 EVERY DAY is 9.11 for Somebody

Such a sad day for the US.

But, all around the world, there are so many similar sad days to remember; days of genocide, terrifying natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war, brutality, disease and death.  9.11 did change us by making us more aware of our vulnerability. My hope is that it also will make us more sensitive to the suffering of our brothers and sisters outside our borders.

…and who is my brother?

To this question, Jesus answered with the story of the Good Samaritan. The man in the story was good because he was compassionate “outside his borders” while others worried about proper boundaries, failing to offer the desperately needed assistance and love to a stranger.

May 9.11 teach us many things.

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. – Jesus