Ten years ago when the airplanes crashed into the World Trade Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC, so much changed in our lives. The security we took for granted was shattered. The threat of terrorism on our soil became a daily concern even as we realized how truly vulnerable we were to those willing to die to harm us. But beyond even these life-altering realizations, the greatest consequence of 9/11 was that we came face to face with the evil that can reside in the heart of man. All of this left us with the lingering fear that things would never be the same again.
Today we look back, but not in order to remind ourselves of the tragedy. Today we want to better understand how hope can be found in the midst of such horrible circumstances. Perhaps the greatest lesson learned from 9/11 is that, while these kinds of events will certainly be a part of our world’s reality, they in no way can eclipse the peace and hope we can have in God through Jesus Christ our Lord. In