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Remembering September 11, 2001 and learning from it!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001. It is hard to think about that date without the mental images of the destruction, grief and loss that swept over America and the world following those tragic events. So many lives were changed, but through all of this we have overcome. I have read many status posts about people stating that this is what America deserved this because we are bullies to other countries, etc.  

In my opinion, retaliation is never the result. It would be nice to have peace on earth and everyone live in harmony, but the reality of it is, there are people who have evil in their hearts and will not stop their hate until they get the revenge that they seek. With this being true, it is up to us to change this. We can all learn from these tragic events of September 11 to become better than those who tried to take America down. We need to be merciful and show love to one another, try to live just as Christ lived. I know that making these changes won't change the views of others over night, but if they are witnesses to what real love is, they will want to take that in and share it with others. 

Before I close, I want to take this moment to thank all the men and women who go to work everyday to sacrifice themselves to make this world a better place. For every service man and woman I commend you for your selfless acts in the work that you do and for being your brother/sister's keeper. I appreciate you so much. The work that you do for others is a calling that God has placed upon your life. Thank you for accepting it!

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