Is forgiveness possible?
a2z: “F” is for forgiveness
It’s been 11 years since the towers were hit by terrorists and I still struggle with forgiving those who did it.
The fear for my family, my sons is still real to me. We were nowhere near New York. We were and still live in the Midwest but I knew retaliation would be coming. My sons could be sent to fight and I would have been proud of them if they had gone to war. But inside I would have been sick with worry as any mother who sends her sons or husband to war.
I can forgive almost anything but this. This one day lives fresh in my mind, and I struggle. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to a place where forgiveness can happen.
I’ll work on it, maybe by the 12th anniversary I’ll be able to say I have forgiven those who planned and carried out this horrific plan.
Matthew West– Forgiveness
6 thoughts on “9/11 and Forgiveness”
I think if an American is capable of forgiveness for the terrorism on 9/11, he/she will be called upon again and again to forgive the ongoing retaliations that occur on the anniversary of that tragedy in 2001. I've had no family at stake in the war against terrorism and haven't thought much about whether I have forgiven the perpetrators. I suspect I fall short and cannot live up to the Biblical imperatives.
Great Lakes, I think only the One was able to live up to the Biblical imperatives. I know that I can not.
It might appear I think I hold all the answers. Far from it.
It is true as you say forgiveness is a difficult thing. I could not work it up, I failed miserably.
You aren't alone Retha.
Well said, Diana. Forgiveness is a difficult thing. It's hard to rid yourself of the emotions of that day. Praying for all the men who went to war to ensure our freedom.
~the mother of a US DEP Marine
Exactly, it is hard to remove yourself from those emotions. How's your son doing?