15 years. 15 years since that morning when we got up and it was a day like any other day. Until it wasn’t. And the unthinkable happened. And we watched in shock and horror and recognition that America, land of the free, Home of the brave, was under attack. 

15 years since we came together as a nation to search and rescue and save husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, wives, mothers, daughters, sisters.

15 years of saying “never forget”. And we won’t ever forget. But, if we ever hope to have peace on earth, we also need to forgive. Generous forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a choice. It is not synonymous with excusing. It is not synonymous with justice. Justice belongs to the Lord. He will make things right. We are called to forgive and love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

So yeah. Let’s never forget. But let’s never forget to forgive also. Generous forgiveness.

2 thoughts on “Generous_September11

  1. Very well-spoken indeed. I cannot believe that it’s already been 15 years, and yet, the pain is still so acute. May our country never forget. May our country also remember our God.


  2. Remember yes, but also think about those still living in the Middle-East among the debris left by American and British bombs, as well as all those who have fled the current conflicts in and around Syria where Russia has joined in the annihilation of a civilization. The manufacturers and procurers of armaments are the real villains – while at the heart of it all, are the lusting after money and power.

    America is fortunate; it never suffered the saturation bombing and destruction it inflicted on so many other countries, but having experienced the devastating event of 15 years ago, it has also learned the blessing of forgiveness.

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