Friday, September 9, 2011
ten years on
Ten years after September 11, I'd prefer not to hide, to take comfort in a spirit of fear that the media are trying to sell me and the rest of the country. Better to remember those who lost their lives, to celebrate their legacy, to rejoice in the fact that we're still here, and alive. A Facebook friend informs me that volunteer shifts for a number of charitable efforts in New York are filled this coming Sunday.
I was pleased to see that Father Mychal Judge, the FDNY chaplain first among the fallen on September 11 (and subject of Saint of 9/11, spotlighted atop the US home page of this very site), was remembered this morning, and that his tribute was delivered by NPR across the nation. The homily read at his funeral is well worth reading, with messages of love, and praise, that resonate even today. The light remains better than darkness, hope better than despair.