Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget 9/11/01

It has been 10 years and I can’t believe it went by so fast. As I watched all the remembrance ceremonies I realized something that we had then that we are missing today. On 9/11/01 Americans came together as We instead of I. People gave their lives to save others. They realized that their duty as an American was to think of others and to help them in whatever way they could. Our Country came together as “We the people.” It seems in the many crisis and wars that have followed we have forgotten that and become all about the “I”. Let us pause and remember that our country was not founded on an “I” but on a “We”.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
May God Bless America

You, the one
From whom on different paths
All of us have come.
To whom on different paths
All of us are going.
Make strong in our hearts what unites us.
Build bridges across all that divides us;
United make us rejoice in our diversity.
At one in our witness to your peace,
A rainbow of your glory.
-- Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB