It is hard to believe that the tragedies of September 11, 2001 happened four years ago today. In far too many ways, nothing has changed since that horrible day. We aren’t any closer as a country (in fact, I think recent events show that we are farther apart than ever) and more parts of the world dislike American than before.
This afternoon I participated in a small, quiet and reflective memorial. We each left the service with a clear marble for a tear and a flower for hope.
I pray that all those touched by 9-11 find some comfort and I pray that the day comes soon when our world will be focused on peace and not hate.
May salaam, shalom, peace spread throughout the world.