It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chapter 9, Page 11, Book 11



While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,  be careful to have it  even more fully  in your heart. 

St. Francis of Assisi


ON MONDAY
 September 11, 2001 (Tuesday) - For all victims of the terrorism tragedy in the United States of America.
On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools. On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someone was not praying.  
On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex, color and creed. On Tuesday they were all holding hands.  
On Monday we thought that we were secure. 
On Tuesday we learned better. 
On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes. 
On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant.  
On Monday people went to work at the world trade centers as usual. 
On Tuesday they died.  
On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government property. 
On Tuesday the same people all said 'God help us all' while thinking 'Thou shall not kill'.  
On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room.
On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.  
On Monday people picked up McDonalds for dinner. 
On Tuesday they stayed home.  
On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on time. 
On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying.  
On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses. 
On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'.  
On Monday we worried about the traffic and getting to work late. 
On Tuesday we worried about a plane crashing into your house or place of business.  
On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived. 
On Tuesday we saw people celebrating people dying in the USA. 
On Monday some children had solid families. 
On Tuesday they were orphans.  
On Monday the president was going to Florida to read to children. 
On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.  
On Monday we emailed jokes. 
On Tuesday we did not.  

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned that week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again.

On Monday - pray and be thankful
On Tuesday - pray and be thankful
On Wednesday - pray and be thankful
On Thursday - pray and be thankful
On Friday - pray and be thankful
On Saturday - pray and be thankful
On Sunday - pray and be thankful


GOD BLESS AMERICA

Author Unknown

May God’s peace and comfort surround you all this weekend as we observe the tenth anniversary of 9/11

'On Ya'-ma

4 comments:

jack69 said...

VERY good entry Ma.
Great choice!
I pray the day goes smoothly.

From NC
jack & Sherry

That corgi :) said...

Amen; may we always pray and be thankful; powerful words to remember and live by

betty

Buttercup said...

Pray and be thankful every day! Take care and have a good week.

TARYTERRE said...

This was just beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes.