"There's been a disturbance in the Force, Luke."

Well, that certainly was the case (in so many ways) five years ago, too.
And although I am not sure how I feel about all the commercial and media ways in which the remembrance of 9-11 is being expressed, I do know that today is a worthy day to take time to pause and give thanks for Life. Your life. The One Life. And to pause in silent respect of those that shifted out of their lives into a different expression of the One Life. Bless those that are still grappling with that tragic event in ways that we may not even begin to comprehend. Think a pure thought of Peace today in whatever way you can,please.

And for those of us here in America's Finest city, in a church called Pacific, that idea of Peace is a good one. As there is still a feeling of disturbance that rocks many of us.

So whether national or local, thoughts of Life, Peace, Compassion, Love and Joy can only serve us all.

"Thoughts are things; think the good ones."


Anonymous said…
Your messgae brings to mind the Mothers Day Proclamation you read from the Civil War Era of a mother wanting an end to war. (Julia Ward Howe, 1800s).

"Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience...The sword of murder is not the balance of justice! Blood does not wipe out dishonor nor violence indicate possession."


TK said…
I remember for some reason I had not listened to the radio that morning and when I arrived at work everyone had their radios on and there was an erie silence as the event unfolded. Almost immediately my emotions became overwhelming. The pain, the sorrow. What happened to those people? What about their families? What's happening with my country? Life changing. Lessons in compassion. Lessons about being othercentered.
Still brings up the emotions felt.
I am grateful.
Anonymous said…
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place wihere there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

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