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10 September 2011
By Cindy Mallette | ResonateNews.com
AUSTIN, Texas — Bob Long’s granddaughter is 15 years old this year. The preacher and leader of Rally Call Ministries here is concerned that the young woman — who was just 5 years old when the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred — will not be raised to fully appreciate the change that took place in America physically and spiritually on that day a decade ago.
“Culturally one of our greatest strengths is moving forward, being irrepressible, unbeatable. But in that, we don't teach our generations to remember. We don't intentionally build a sense of nationhood into our young people. I have a real concern for the next generation because, for them, it's just a history thing. They need to be more aware of what happened that day,” Long said. “We need to look at the videos from that day. We need to do it more often. Not so it will result in making us angry, but so it would push us toward understanding the spiritual reality of events like that. There is a spiritual significance.”
America has a tendency to pack away painful moments in time until the rawness has passed. Long said that is a weakness — one that causes Americans to avoid confronting and dealing with the truth of good and evil in the world. Add a comment