There?s certainly been enough written about the terrible events of September 11th and I suppose like the rest of you I have spent many hours trying to process those terrible images that were pounded into our heads on that sunny morning two weeks ago.
As we try to understand what has happened to us all, and believe me it has happened to all of us, there is one thing of which I am sure. This is just another test that has been given to us and we will show our strength and our freedom and our humanity (or god forbid our lack of it) by how we pass or fail this test.
Tonight I opened a letter written by William F. Schulz, the Executive Director of Amnesty International which had this to say. ?The best that is in us knows that the guilty (underlined) deserve to be punished – not those who share their names or their language, their skin colour or their religion…blind hatred corrupts the hater…the greatest power evil has is to entice the innocent to mimic its practices.?
May we all have the courage to be tolerant and patient and understanding enough in the weeks to come to pay heed to these words. Be Safe.