THURSDAY THOUGHTS September 9th 2021

THURSDAY THOUGHTS September 9th 2021

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September 9, 2021

Dear Congregation:
As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, many of us are remembering that day and where we were when we heard the news that planes had crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.  We share stories of what it felt like that day and the days since.  We remember those who lost their lives and those who gave so selflessly that day and the days after.
We also remember that our lives and world changed after 9/11.  We live differently.  We travel differently.  We recognize that so much of life since then has been shaped by fear – fear of further terrorist attacks, fear of people who come from other parts of the world and who worship differently than we do.
I pray that God will give us strength to confront fear with hope.  I pray that we can sift through the barrage of voices that call us to hate and work for peace.  I pray that we will build our lives on acts of kindness and mercy with one another and fill the world with such goodness that there is no room for terrorism or hatred.
Rev. Dr.  Barbara Kershner Daniel

Senior Pastor
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

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