9/11 Plus Nine Years
New York, New York.
Washington, District of Columbia.
Three communities. One destiny.
Nine years ago today, the United States lost whatever innocence it had.
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and some unknown target (if others wish to speculate, let them) left this country visibly shaken.
One year short of a decade later, the physical, psychological, and emotional scars still remain.
We will never be the same. The question which still lingers is how will it change us, as individuals and a nation. The answer is still not within our grasp.
"Peace on earth" now really seems like a pipe dream. Humanity doesn't want it badly enough. Satan chortles with glee at this.
For those who believe in Jesus Christ, Who, as St. Paul said, has given us the victory over sin and death, Who is the true Prince of Peace as foretold by Isaiah, this incident strikes at the very root of our faith.
Do we trust that out of this act of evil a greater good will prevail?
All we can do is persevere. All we can do is hope. All we can say is, "My Lord and My God."
The prayer intentions I suggested in my 2007 post Remember Again are still valid.
Let us not forget. While I'm sure there will be more added this year, the following videos suggest we haven't: