“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.”-Romans 12:9
Fifteen years ago tonight, thousands of Americans went to sleep never expecting it to be the last time they would ever sleep in their beds. They woke up, brushed their teeth, combed their hair, ate breakfast and (hopefully) kissed and hugged their loved ones for what they did not realize would be the final time.
The following morning, these thousands of Americans would be murdered in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. They were passengers of hijacked airplanes that were flown into buildings in New York City. Passengers flown into the the side of the Pentagon. Passengers who fought back with all their might and saved others while their hijacked plane was flown into the ground in a field in Pennsylvania. Workers who chose to jump to their deaths from 100 stories high rather than burn to death in the fiery hell that had become the World Trade Center. Police officers, firefighters, and civilians who lost their lives going into this burning building to save strangers.
These 2,996 people never got to see their loved ones again, and their loved ones still grieve their loss to this day. The pain will never fully disappear.
We must choose to love one another SINCERELY every single day.
We do not know when our last day will be. We may never know when we will see our loved ones for the final time. Often we assume that people know that we love them, but this is not always the case. Say it! Say it often to your loved ones with meaning. Show it! Show it in your actions everyday. Never let it go unknown what you feel for someone. Love, love, love hard!!!
Please pray tonight for our nation, those who love us, those who hate us, and all those affected by the tragedy that happened 15 years ago. Then go hug and kiss your loved ones. Be grateful for them. Or pick up the phone and call someone you have not talked to in a while, and let them know you love them. There are so many things in this world that we cannot control, but this is one that we can. Love without abandon and show it to the world.
I love you all.