Today I honor those who acted unselfishly in the service of others on 9/11/2001 (and all days) by acting unselfishly in the service of others. I will follow their example by not becoming a slave to fear but by demonstrating bravery, by not seeking protection but by providing it, and by not discriminating in who can grab my outstretched hand. Each act of terror allows for moments of bravery. Each act of chaos allows for moments of order. Each act of selfishness allows for moments of unspeakable selflessness. Each act of fear and anger allows for those moments when the eternal flame of love can warm the soul.
The question will always be in our human existence, “To which end to I seek to serve?”
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