“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” ~Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 Pilot
Sept 12, 2019
The violence of our world and the sad events of 9-11-01 cannot be far from anyone’s mind. It is easy to feel insignificant and even hopeless in the face of these thoughts. But, September 11 is another anniversary as well – one that offers us great hope and significance. In 1906 Mohandas Gandhi took his first action of non-violent resistance against a world that he saw as terribly unjust. Here was a man who, despite being trained as a lawyer, was too shy to actually practice law. And yet, he knew that the problems of his day were only being compounded by an “eye for an eye” mentality. And he knew that he must become the change he wanted to see in the world.
We have a responsibility to help each other succeed, to create hope together, and to teach and inspire one another so that our connection is what makes the headlines, not our divisions.