On Tuesday, September 11 two jets flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Another jet flew into the Pentagon in Virginia. Yet another jet, United Airlines Flight 93, was intentionally driven into the ground in Pennsylvania by a group of heroic passengers who would rather sacrifice their own lives than to give radical Islamists a victory. Everyone on board died in that jet liner. It was a day in which we saw the worst of mankind and the best of mankind.
On that day nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists killed almost 3,000 people. On that same day hundreds of American heroes sprang into action to treat, fire fight, rescue, pray, and minister. The work of the heroes lasted much longer, with far more positive impact than anything the terrorists could have done. That day has since come to be known as Patriot Day.
Of this event it was stated, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” But I wonder if we have! Amid all of the violent protesting and political demonizing and pandemic fallout, we have forgotten who the real enemy is and we have turned on each other. Americans are quickly becoming our own worst enemy. There is a saying that goes, “United, we stand; divided, we fall!” Well?
“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” – Philippians 2:1-4.