On that day we came together as a country, of one mind . . . one heart . . . one goal. We bonded together, across this nation, every walk of life, every religion, every ethnicity, every political affiliation . . . we united to rebuild, to heal, and to NEVER be victims of such senseless violence again. In the 13 years since that day, though it seems as if it were just yesterday, we have deteriorated back to a nation of back biting, fighting, clashing and finger pointing. How quickly the memories of such devastation fade for those who have limited capacity to love our country for what She is, what She has been, and what She could potentially still be. How quickly the selfishness, hypocrisy, hatred and plotting one against another fall back into the old routine, as if the pain and horror of that fateful day never happened.
To those who would push our country down the path of destruction through stupid policies, through quest for power, through greed for more of what our neighbor may have, SHAME ON YOU! To those who walk on the graves of men, women and children who died that horrible day, remember that judgement day is pending for those who still walk this earth, and God is the ultimate judge. While you are busily pushing Him out of our schools, out of our public places, out of the government which was built in His name, and out of the holidays we celebrate in His honor – He is recording your actions, your thoughts, your words and the day is coming when you must relive them . . . through His eyes. At that point it will too late to wish He have mercy on your soul. None are free of sin, but some seem to perpetrate it on purpose and with glee and malice for the innocent, the honorable, the devout.
Please, take a moment to pray for the families and friends of those who perished on 9/11. Pray for the those who so valiantly worked to save as many as they could. Pray for the men and women who have served, and still serve, in our military, striving to protect our nation against such heinous violent acts from happening again. Pray for the families of those who serve. Pray for our country, for the preservation of the constitution on which we have built our very existence.
Don’t ever forget . . . It is your duty as a human being, as an American. . . Honor this day and always remember.
Food Celebration of the Day –
Hot Cross Buns Day – How a day celebrating an Easter treat landed in September is a mystery, but use this as an excuse to bake up one of your favorite holiday breads.
- Hot Cross Buns
- Hot Cross Buns & Roasted Strawberries
- Easy No-Knead Challah Bread
- Mexican Sweet-Topped Buns
- Amis’ Christmas Stollen
- Honey Gingerbread
- Finnish Pulla Bread
It’s a day I hope and pray we always keep in our minds – the silly stuff is just that . . . silly . . . but for the important things, I hope that we never forget the impact on our lives, on our nation and on our entire future. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.