“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Many will remember the columns of blue lights six months after September 11, 2001.
As a country we had not been defeated. Stronger than ever the crews of search and rescue had not abated. Americans continued to form a corridor of encouragement, cheering the rescue workers as they moved in and out of the “Theater of Ground Zero”.
Restaurants continued to donate food. People continued to donate blood. Memorials went up all over the city, the country and the world.
Love and support for the families of victims was palpable. “Light”, that element of warmth we could not live without, was chosen so appropriately.
The lights sliced through the darkness of the night sky. Our priorities are clear. Our country had survived.