Dear Terrorized,

Next Tuesday will be the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. What might we learn from what happened on that day?

Are there any parallels between 9-11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew us into World War II?  Although the Pearl Harbor attack and the war that followed brought untold suffering for millions of people, by 1945 we had learned something. We learned that we needed to take steps  to make sure that no war ever happened again on that scale. Rather than punishing the vanquished (as we did after World War I), we helped Germany and Japan rebuild. One consequence of that decision is that we have not had a war on that scale in 60 years.

How might this inform our global and local political perspectives ?

How might such understanding shape our personal relationships?

Prayers:  For all who mourn the loss on 9-11.  For Rev Leon Kelly who will preach at GGCC this Sunday---(one service only 10am this Sunday, Sept 9.)

For reflection : Matthew 5:1-12

-Neil Young “Imagine“ a 9-11 remembrance performance.  

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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