11 September 2008

Remembering ...

... 9.11.01 is tough for me.  Brings back a lot of conflicted emotions and bad memories.  But, it also brings a certain amount of hope.  We're called to work to change this world, regardless of what happens, regardless of how foolish we may labeled.  If we lose our idealism, lose our belief that there's hope for us now and infinite hope for us beyond, then we've lost a lot more than we thought.

I think sums things up pretty well:

Excerpts from the
Last Homily of Father Mychal Judge
FDNY Chaplain,
at Mass for Firefighters: Sept. 10, 2001

You do what God has called you to do.
You go out and do the job.
No matter how big the call,
no matter how small,
you have no idea of what
God is calling you to, but
God needs you. He needs me.
He needs all of us. 
God needs us
to keep supporting each other,
to be kind to each other,
to love each other….

We love this job, we all do.
What a blessing it is!
It’s a difficult, difficult job, but
God calls you to do it
and indeed, He gives you a love for it
so that a difficult job will be well done.

Isn’t God wonderful ?!
Isn’t He good to you,
to each one of you, and to me?
Turn to God each day--
put your faith, your trust, your hope
and your life in His hands.
He’ll take care of you
and you’ll have a good life.
And this firehouse
will be a great blessing
to this neighborhood and to this city.

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