A military friend told me that if we think 9/11 was awful, we haven’t seen anything yet.
He said imagine terrorists sneaking a nuclear bomb onto a container ship and the ship ends up docking at a port like New York City.
If we think 3k (innocent) American casualties was horrendous, image 3M.
June 3rd as this is penned. September 11 as it is published.
Why write 100 days ahead? Three reasons:
- Suffering from writer’s flood
- Find solace that no one knows when our house is down a person
- It’s so different from status quo – this makes traveling this uncharted path very exciting
So weird that these photos were chosen randomly this morning before the math said it would go live on 9/11.
Almost a guarantee that no one is thinking about 9/11 on June 3.
What if everyone did?
Pausing for a midlife moment of silence.
Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it. Terrorists, and peaceful people, have leaders. And every leader is telling a story about what they value, whether they are aware of it or not.
September 11, 2001.
911, 9-11, 9/11. What has 911 taught you?
It has taught (or maybe re-taught) me the power of a hug. That there is never a better time than right now to give someone a hug. I hug more people, more often, even at work.
Remember how crowded (assuming you went) Church was that first Sunday?
Funny thing, I remember a lot of Christians sort of complaining about “all those people”.
And I quietly thought to myself, “This is the way Church ought to be every Sunday”.