On the morning of September the 11th, I am pondering whether we have learned anything about finding ways to live together in peace since 9-11.
Like many, I am following the news stories every day, such as the Florida pastor who intends to burn the Koran, the release of the American hikers in Iran, and the controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero.
Have we learned anything since 9-11?
Here are some examples of wisdom that I am pondering:
~ Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.- Martin Luther King Jr.
~ You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. - Indira Gandhi
~ Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. - Rumi
~ And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8
~ Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of this place. - Motto of many peace schools
So how about You? What are you learning as a result of 9/11?
Posted by Terrence Seamon on Sept 11, 2010
Footnote on the Photo: That is the 9/11 Memorial in Bayonne NJ, given to the U.S. by Russia as a gift in remembrance of the terrible day. Go see it if you can. It is situated in a scenic spot on the end of the Military Ocean Terminal, looking across the water at Manhattan. Go soon because it will be disassembled soon and moved.