Sunday, September 11, 2011

Septemberance

Remembering the events of ten years ago has been sad.  Really sad.  Forgiveness is a tough thing, sometimes. 

Then again, sometimes, it is the only thing.

Islam is not the enemy.  Religion isn't even the enemy (though it's easy to say so.)Extremism, absolutism, and fanaticism - they are the enemies.  Those who feel so strongly about being right are the ones who think they must punish those who are not like them.

If we do not behave in a very different way, if we do not embrace forgiveness, we become like them.  It is so easy to do.

"They" did not win.  The attacks of the 11th of September, 2001, did not succeed.  There only success will be if we become like them.

Even if we do not feel very forgiving, we must live it on the outside, until we can embrace it on the inward side.  Then . . . . .

Love wins. 

6 comments:

The Favorite Things Guy said...

Very well said, my friend!

Ur-spo said...

I hope so, anyway.

Cubby said...

Do you have someone to send the Spo-Shirt to yet? Anne Marie is in need of it.

Topper said...

You are so right! Nothing is as black and white as the extremists see it or stretch to make it so. They can't seem to see there ARE shades of gray.

Topper said...

Forgiveness is work! Often takes time, and tears.

Butterfly Mage said...

You are right that extremism is the enemy and not Islam. Sadly, I think our own government damaged liberty, peace, and freedom much more than the 911 terrorists ever did.