Each of us is a unique creature and has special gifts to contribute to the world. We know that freedom is precious. Compulsions and pressures for conformity stifle our creativity and erode our dignity. As we grow in our relationship with God, we get stronger and more balanced in our unique qualities. Some of us have the talent for empathizing with others, some for writing and art, others for sports or physical activities. Because we’re free, it is our creative task to discover what it means to be honest with ourselves. We don’t get a list of directions for each day, only guidelines for progress. Through groups and friendships, we develop in our own ways and learn to respect each other’s freedom.
On this anniversary of one of the most tragic moments in the history of our country, let us pause and pray today for those who died tragically on 9/11/01 and remember those who gave their lives trying to save them and our freedom.