Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11 and the reality of loss.

Throughout the nation over the last week, there have been remembrances, memorials, vigils, services and events all in honor of those who lost their lies in the horrific attacks by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001. We recalled the sacrifices of those first responders who, knowing the risk to their own lives, nonetheless went into the burning Towers to rescue those in need. We remembered the passengers on United Flight 93 who decided they were not gong to pawns in this vicious jihad against the West and made sure that the plane was not used as a weapon to kill innocent people. We honored those who lost their lives at the Pentagon, in New York City and in the fields of Pennsylvania. And we once again promise not to forget.


Why do we remember; why do we grieve; why do we promise to honor those who died in this attack?

Tom Peterson of VirtueMedia produced a commercial that captures the heart of why we care. I strongly encourage you to watch it here or look at it on my wall on Facebook.

Then consider this sad fact. Almost 3000 people were killed on September 11, 2011.

Yet every day in America over 3000 children are killed by abortion.

Every day in America over 3000 unrepeatable human lives are extinguished by a procedure legalized 38 tears ago by the U.s. Supreme Court.

And this administration has made funding of abortion a top priority even as we all wonder how the country is going to deal with deficits and national debts.

So as we lift up our thoughts and prayers for those who suffered loss ten years ago as a result of the violence perpetrated against innocent people, let us also pray for an end to the violence that continues every day in this country against the innocent unborn children and their mothers. Let us commit to live each day respecting and protecting the gift of life. Nothing less will honor the sacrifices of those who gave their all.


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