Last night at my church, St Matthias, we held the annual 9/11 memorial prayer service.
It starts with our local fire department's roll call for the dead, naming all those fire-men and women who perished in the line of duty that day. Including one young man, John Collins, from our parish in Somerset, NJ.
We then pray for peace.
The call to service is part of our program. We suggest various service projects such as Habitat for Humanity. We also add giving blood.
The last part of our program is the call to action. We say that we are God's agents of love in the world.
And how shall we live? The following guideline from Micah points the way:
~ He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Posted, in memory of all those who died that day, by Terrence Seamon, 9/12/09