Sunday, September 11, 2011

I was in college on September 11, 2001... a class, helping us theology students understand our particular stories in light of God's metanarrative.

And that morning, alongside my classmates, we watched as our American narrative changed.  And we mourned the loss of human life.....I remember noticing something best summarized in this poem:

and when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
     then they find that self-same aching
     deep within the heart of God. 
(source unknown)

I mourned....lamented....and in mourning, discovered something (or someone?).  

like in this man's story....

N.T. Wright said once...."the line between good and evil doesn’t lie between ‘us’ and ‘them’, but runs as a jagged line through each human being and each human society"

May today's remembrance remind us of our desperate need for God (Ephesians 2:1-10) and may the many lives lost over the last 10 years as a result of terrorism, war, and displacement remind us of the person we all need to meet....the one of whom Isaiah said, "‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for to us a Son is given, the Prince of Peace.’  

May this day of remembrance remind us to remember Him.  

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