As 9/11/10 draws near, there is a lot going on in the news that would draw our attention from that horrific event that changed the course of America’s history forever. For those who lost a loved one in the tragic event and those directly involved in New York and Washington, DC, 9/11 is at the forefront of their minds. But for a lot of, dare I say most, other Americans, 9/11 is still a day we will never forget but it’s not woven into our daily lives. So when an Imam says he wants to build a Mosque near ground zero or when a Pastor in Florida says he wants to burn a Koran and wants to go public with it, our attention is diverted from the real significance of 9/11, mainly to remember those that lost their lives in the terrorist attack and to remember that we need to stay vigilant in order to remain safe.
America is the greatest country in the world. You wouldn’t know it though by all the news lately. Just two weeks after Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally I ask you, “[w]hat honor is there in burning another religion’s Holy Book or disregarding the feelings and wishes of, depending on the poll you look at, 60 to 75 percent of Americans.”
Why can’t we all just get along? We are all part of one race, the human race. We need to approach everything we do with love in our heart, the love of God. We need to treat each other with respect. We don’t have to agree with everyone or believe as they believe but we should at the very least respect each other’s beliefs or opinions.
To Pastor Kelly, live out the word of God in your life and by your example you will change man’s heart. I read that you changed your mind and then I read that you haven’t said definitely that you won’t burn the Koran. I implore you not to put others in harm’s way because of your actions. In the Bible the apostles shared the Gospel on Mars Hill and at Ephesus, where the people burned their own books. So let’s ask, “what would Jesus do?”
To Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, you do have a constitutional right to build the mosque wherever you please but you shouldn’t building it in such close proximity to ground zero because it’s not the right thing to do. Please do the right thing and find another site to build your mosque.
On 9/11 let’s remember those that died, the families that lost a loved one or a good friend, those that are protecting us from another terrorist attack and most of all, let’s remember God because through Him all things are possible.