Anniversaries are often emotionally loaded days. Much changes in the face of momentous events—often for good eventually—but the pain and struggle and suffering that are usually a part of the process of living courageously need to be honored regularly. It helps us to integrate the losses that are inherent to any kind of change in our lives, even the mostly good kinds.
Our entire country experienced the beginning of a paradigm shift on 9/11. May this year we deepen our commitment to the courage we began to discover in community that day nineteen years ago: To live with greater integrity the timeless words “love your neighbor as yourself.”