A Somber Reflection

A somber reflection:

Yesterday was September 11th, 2018

I was thinking back to that “day” of September 11, 2001.  I was teaching at Quinnipiac University, and in-between classes, most of the faculty were glued to the television in the hallway showing us what was happening.  There was great hatred that caused terrorists to try to cripple the United States that day.

That prompts me to think Will we always have wars?  Will we always have hatred in the world?

Is the world a better place or worst place since 9/11/2001?  Do we hate more or do we hate less? Can we co-exist? Can we learn to get along, forgive and love?

If you will excuse me, a Jewish teacher once taught “Love one another”; “Love your enemies as yourself”; “If somebody forces you to walk a mile with them, go a second mile”.

One of those teachings is this:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

And finally “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Reflection:  Can we love and forgive our enemies?  Is there hope?

 

Posted by Bruce White

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