I was originally not going to address this topic. After all, does the world really need another reflection on the tragedy that occurred at the World Trade Center in 2001? However, despite the fact that it’s been covered extensively by the media and the blogosphere, I decided that I needed to reflect on this horrendous event.
Some may question why God permits evil acts such as this to take place. How could he allow so many innocent people to die, leaving behind numerous grieving family members? While I can’t speak for God, I can tell you that evil is one of the consequences of free will. People can choose to break God’s law and commit any number of evil acts. We should take consolation in the fact that the Lord can bring good out of any evil, even 9/11. If you have any doubt, simply look at the crucifix – The murder of God’s Son resulted in the salvation of mankind.
Today, instead of trying to figure out “why”, let’s remember all of those families who were affected by this tragedy. In a special way, please pray for the souls of all those who lost their lives that day.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen