The horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001 will always be imprinted on our hearts and souls. North America has lost its sense of safety and security. We are vulnerable.
It is interesting to see how these horrible events moved nations.
In response to Sept. 11, the United States held prayer vigils and also had a memorial service at the Washington Cathedral. Hymns were sung, scripture read (from the Bible, Koran, and Torah), prayers were said, and Billy Graham spoke.
Muslims and Jews alike were invited to participate—and did.
Meanwhile, back in Canada, we had a day of mourning and held a memorial service at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa (apparently, unlike Britain and the U.S., we do not have a national cathedral).
At the memorial service, there was no mention or sign of our Judeo-Christian heritage. “God” was not to be mentioned.
There are those who would argue that the omission of “God” from the Canadian memorial service was proper for wasn’t religion the reason fueling the attacks on Sept. 11? Wrong. God and/or religion has no place in terrorism. Ideology, not religion, was behind the attacks of Sept. 11.
It seems our government has no place for God—even in a memorial service. Could it be that Canada has become a godless society? I pray it is not so. Our government may have forgotten God; I hope you, the reader, won’t.
May God Bless Canada and turn our hearts back to Him. John 3:16