Five years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States experienced its first terrorist attacks on native soil. Since that time, countless articles, sermons, blogs, television commentaries, and newspaper accounts have tried to make sense of the attacks. Christian Scientists, too, have looked deeply into their own hearts to find healing responses to the questions and confusion that these attacks provoked.
Staff Editor Dorothy Estes found herself confronting just such questions from her own daughter on that day. In Dorothy's account of how she responded, the light of hope that God promises, even in the face of devastating events, helped her find solace and a bridge to deeper understanding within her own family. As all of us think deeply about the call to prayer of that day five years ago, we hope you'll also find comfort in knowing that—no matter what—God's love continues to envelope His/Her entire creation.
DON'T SEE IT—TOO SCARY. It'll bring back bad memories. You'll be afraid to fly. Bits of friendly advice regarding the movie United 93 that came to theaters a few months ago. United 93 tells the real-life story of the hijacked 9/11 flight that ultimately crashed in a field in Pennsylvania before it could reach its intended target in Washington, DC.