Today’s will be a short post, but I thought it necessary to acknowledge this day–September 11th. Nothing has been the same since September 11, 2001. Most of you remember where you were when you heard the news of that fateful day. I was with a group of leaders from Webster Parish at a retreat for Leadership Webster. For some reason, that group just didn’t seem the same after the news came. We were supposed to be team building, but all any of us wanted to do was watch the news. Team building went by the wayside. I’m certain the Webster Parish/Minden Chamber of Commerce didn’t get their money’s worth out of that particular class.
We remember the persons who lost their lives in the twin towers of the World Trade Center…
We remember the first responders who gave their lives trying to save the lives of people in the buildings.
We remember the persons whose lives were tragically taken in the plane crash in a field in Pennsylvania.
We remember every family who lost loved ones that fateful day.
We remember every military service member who has sacrificed since in the fight against the nameless, faceless enemy of this nation, and we remember every military family whose loved one gave the ultimate sacrifice in that fight.
We remember that the enemy of this nation has not been defeated…that the fight persists.
We remember that there is such a thing as evil, and as Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
We remember that the greater enemy is the enemy of our soul: 1 Peter 5:8.
I am sure there are others to remember, and I apologize for not remembering. Let us bow our heads and lift our hearts in prayer for our nation, and our leaders on this solemn day, but let us also pray for peace, in this life and in the life to come.
Until next time, keep looking up…