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Topic Features About September 11th

The Rev. Debra Metzgar Shew

Sacred Ground

John 12:20-33

Fifth Sunday in Lent

April 06, 2003

The Rev. Debra Metzgar Shew (TEC)

On September 9, 2001, I boarded a plane from my home in Atlanta and headed for New York City. I was about to spend time with a group of close friends and colleagues at a gathering in Manhattan. The plane had mechanical trouble and, eventually, we turned around and headed back to Atlanta. The next day a fire in Newark, bad weather, and more mechanical problems meant two more planes that never made it. Finally, at 9 p.m. on Monday, the 10th, I gave up with deep disappointment, walked off the third plane, and went home.

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

Special Program: Out of the Ashes...Hope

Job 7:1-11; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 14:25-31

September 11, 2001

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Of all the questions that have exploded into our lives since Tuesday, September 11, two questions linger in the air like the deadly dust over the Manhattan skyline. We have certainly asked many questions, and we have been asked still more.

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