Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11: Overcoming Evil With Good

It was a beautiful, sunny morning with a slight crispness to the air. I was looking forward to the day. My grandmother and two of my aunts were coming to visit. I had just returned home from dropping my child at school when the telephone rang. When I answered, I was surprised to hear the excitement in my mother's voice.
"Turn on your TV," she said.
"Why?" I asked.
"An airplane has flown into the World Trade Center in New York," she replied.
"What?" I couldn't comprehend what she was saying. My mind wasn't able to wrap itself around what my mom was saying.
I turned on my television. And, I watched.
As I watched, my heart sank. It was surreal.

It was September 11, 2001. The day when the world I knew changed.

As I remember those who died that day, I will also remember the good that happened as well. "Good?" you ask.
Yes. Even in the midst of evil, there was good. Men and women who selflessly helped out one another. Put their life on the line. Gave their lives. Looked out and cared for the children. Those were all acts of goodness. I choose to remember the goodness.

The Bible says: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21 ESV

Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2012.