I think these words of Jesus are worth considering while we think about September 11. In fact, these are the words that I read during a special prayer meeting at our work place around lunch time that day:
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.Â For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.Â And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:3-6 ESV)
“See that you are not alarmed.”
That day a Buddhist coworker came up to me and asked me why I was so peaceful while airplanes were flying into buildings (and we were on the top floors of one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta). I told my friend and coworker about the good news of Jesus Christ.