Rev. Lyndon Harris, who was the priest at St. Paul’s Chapel (across Church Street from the World Trade Center) on September 11, 2001, reflects on his process so far and has some things to say about forgiveness.
Day: September 11, 2011
“When we can love our enemies enough to see a different possibility, our own hearts have indeed begun to heal – and God’s kingdom is coming.”
Word has been received that Bishop Walter Righter, retired of Iowa, died this morning. May the saints in light greet him as he leaves this life to enter a greater one.
Is culture, driven to change at a breakneck speed by revolutions in technology and communications, moving so quickly that faith and religion are about to drop out of sight? Can (should?) religion in America change quickly enough to keep that from happening if it’s a real threat?
My children are too young – they hadn’t yet come into the world – but one day they’ll ask about it: not just the facts, but the mood, the tenor. I have no problem talking about drugs, sex, any of the the many things you hear parents dreading. And I don’t really even dread this. But it will be singularly humbling to have to be the one who will explain just how dark men’s hearts can be.
“Our pain is God’s pain and that means that in due time it will become life-giving and healing in the very measure of its intensity.”
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and …