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.