Evil is real and is alive in the world.
The malice, hatred and anger behind 9/11 is so smothering and overwhelming,
one begins to wonder if there is a God who cares
and who is supposed to have enveloped his creation with goodness.
But where the evil of the perpetrators of 9/11 is so numbing,
the response of many was so awesomely inspiring.
Stories of courage and heroism abounded.
And in the aftermath, there was a tremendous outpouring of goodness
and caring for the victims and their families.
Indeed, 9/11 is a watershed event that has changed the world forever as we knew it.
I hope and fervently pray that it has been for the better;
that people now realize that love is better and stronger that hatred;
that generosity and sharing is more liberating than greed and selfishness;
that it is better to live in community rather than to lead individual lives;
that partnership make more sense than partisanship;
that we are seeds, already cast,
and that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies,
it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.