Showing posts from September, 2012

Remembering 9/11

There are few moments in a preacher's life when she is left speechless.  We are trained to listen carefully and then to bring a sense of God's presence as found in our scriptures to any given situation.  On the day of 9/11, I was three years into full time ministry and found myself at a lose for words.  Tragedy on such a great scale can do that for us all and yet even today I am reminded that when there are no words to explain what we went through and what we continue to remember and return to, God is still present.  I am so very grateful for the heros that responded and my prayers remain with the families who have lived 11 years into the lose of life.  I am grateful for a country who stands beside those who still mourn and who takes time to bring the flags to half mast and to for a moment stand in solidarity with them in their grief.  So 11 years later here are the words that bring me comfort on a day like today.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for theirs is the kingdom of …