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What a Difference a Day Makes


Date: Wed Sep 19 2001 - 17:01:54 PDT

As I had mentioned in a letter a couple of days ago- "sorting it
out"-why do bad things have to happen before people open their eyes?
The following says it all.

Subject: A day's difference
>> On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools
> On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where
> someone was not praying
> On Monday there were people were trying to separate each other by
race, sex, color and creed
> On Tuesday they were all holding hands
> On Monday we thought that we were secure
> On Tuesday we learned better
> On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes
> On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant
> On Monday people went to work at the world trade centers as usual
> On Tuesday they died
> On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government
> property
> On Tuesday the same people all said 'God help us all' while
thinking 'Thou shall not kill'
> On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room
> On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug
their kids
> On Monday people picked up McDonalds for dinner
> On Tuesday they stayed home
> On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready
on time
> On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying
> On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses
> On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'

> It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things
> perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things
we have taken for granted,