Let Us Prove God Right

It was a sad day nine years ago. A day that caused anger in many of us. A day borne of anger in others.

Today is a day to reflect–how can life we different? How can we reduce the anger, the hatred, the violence?

There is wisdom in what Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote many years ago.

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and a willingness to remain vulnerable.

Truly faithful people, whatever we call our God and striving to live the truth we proclaim, do not seek to increase suffering. There is enough already. Our task is to alleviate suffering, helping to create peace and love and joy.

God believes we are up to the task. Let us prove God right.