Another September 11th comes and goes, and no terrorist attack on our country since that day. My prayers go out to President Bush, who has certainly done something right to prevent further terrorist attacks. It's not that people who hate us and wish us wiped off the face of the earth aren't trying. They're disappointed that only 3,000 Americans died that day, they were hoping for tens of thousands of corpses.
My prayers also go out to all the people who died on that day and to their families, with a special prayer for the repose of the soul of Chris Michael Kirby. His smiles, laughter and jokes are no doubt greatly missed by his family and many friends. Chris, nicknamed Happy, would have been 28 this year. The death of someone in the prime of his life seems so wrong.
Sissie did a lovely thing today, she printed an excerpt from Pope Benedict's prayers offered when he visited Ground Zero in April this year: "Our hearts are one with theirs, as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering." Nice touch, Sissie.