Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sadness of 09/11/10 marked by lack of spiritual awareness
What America needs more than anything is repentance and yet nobody in a leadership position has the moral courage to say sincerely, "I'm sorry. We're sorry for what we as Americans have done to the world."
The question "Why do they hate us?" has never been seriously answered although it deserves to be. Maybe if we had some sort of reasonable answer to that question by someone in a national office, we, as a country, could take the first step toward healing. But never naming the sins we cannot be forgiven and so we continue to rant and rave and attack and gnash our teeth blaming innocent Muslims for crimes they no more committed than crimes that most Americans are accused of because our government has done terrible things in our name.
The appalling observation for me is that so few people get this and the voices which would articulate such sentiments are easily marginalized and silenced with words such as traitor.
America is often cited as being a very religious county but it is not spiritual. It is religious only when a perverted sense of religion serves a political or secular purpose, other wise religion is easily abandoned and spirituality is most anemic.
After 9 years America has learned very little about itself and the role it plays on the planet. It is this lack of awareness which marks the sadness of this day.
Posted by David G. Markham at 5:21 PM