Posted by: Thomas Richard | September 11, 2010

Remembering 9-11

On this anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist attack on America, I struggle for words worthy of the day.  So many died that day, so many relationships suddenly ripped apart, so many families abruptly fractured by the violent hatred of complete strangers.  And in the years since, so many brave men and women have stepped up to defend us, to defend those they love, to try to somehow bring justice to the horror.  I do not have the words worthy of any of them, yet they deserve so much more than my silence, and the silence of others, and the growing complacency of so many in this country.

Please know that nothing is hidden that will not come to the light.  Please know that justice will come, and it will be perfect, and all will be made right.  Please know that God is still in control, and He who created every one of us in love will love us to the end.  And all will be well, in His hands.



  1. Dear Thomas,

    This Hymn which we sang in Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours for Sunday, Sept. 12 sounded in my heart as a response to your entry for 9/11:

    “Sing with all the sons of glory,
    Sing the Resurrection song,
    Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
    To the former days belong.

    All around the clouds are breaking,
    Soon the storms of life shall cease,
    In God’s Likeness, man awaking,
    Knows the everlasting peace.”

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