Archive - Sep 16, 2006
Here are some pictures from Elliot's second soccer game. We don't know that they lost again 4 to 3, but Elliot scored and did a good job both offensively and defensively. From the photos you can see that Elliot has the post-goal-scoring celebration down-pat. There's also a picture from the hot air balloon festival where we met the Sitter and Wanous families tonight.
The other night I watched most of PBS' Frontline episode from 2002 titled "Faith and Doubt At Ground Zero." A common theme was people either barely clinging to or losing their faith because, to paraphrase, "how could God let something like that happen." Not that it's a surprising reaction, but I couldn't help thinking, "Do these people think this is the first time ever that something terrible happened to a believer?"
The other really weird thing was hearing the Jewish rabbi (Irwin Kula) chanting (singing) the last words (as heard from cell phone calls or voice mail recordings) of people who died on 9/11.
Speaking of last words, an admonition from a recent blog post from Mike Cope:
For the past few days, as we've remember the tragedy of 9/11 five years later, I've been moved again by all the calls made to loved ones â€” some from jets and some from the twin towers.
They were good-bye calls to make sure that people knew they were loved.
And again it makes me ask myself: Am I holding anything back? Is there something I'd say if I had just a couple minutes to live that I'm not saying now?
Why would we hold back? There are no guarantees in life. I might live another three decades; I might not live through 9-14-06.
How about you? Are there words you need to speak to your parents? kids? spouse? friends? enemies?
Maybe this is the time to say them.