WHY THE WOUND HAS NEVER HEALED

Oh, we’ve gotten over it…but we have have not healed.

“Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed?” -Jeremiah 15:18

America has healed from the Civil War and two world wars…why can’t we heal from 911?

September 11, 2001, 8:46 am – Mohammed Atta and the other hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

Twin Towering infernos incinerate 3,000 innocent people.   The flames flash light into the abyss revealing the blackest evil of our time—Islamic Terrorism.

The next 60 minutes are living hell.   That hour brings several firsts: The first time the whole nation felt terror—the first time that the Stock Market was closed for 4 days—the first time since the Second World War tanks and personnel patrol American streets—the first time we saw $30 billion dollars’ damage in one hour and an eventual financial loss we could not calculate—for the first time in recent history, America was not invincible.

Not since Pearl Harbor has any event had this much impact on every aspect of our way of life.

Today is 17 years later.  The wound has not healed.  Our pain continues.  Jeremiah asked, “Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? -Jeremiah 15:18

Why have we not healed?  The disaster of 911 should have driven us to God.  Instead, we ran from Him.  We banned the prayer we so desperately needed.  We censored the only message that could save us.  Instead of staying alert for the war on our freedoms we delved further into drugs.  Losing our morals made us miserable—so what did we do?  We abandoned the few morals we had left.

Our leaders caved into a self-loathing.  We contracted syndromes!   We got battered wife’s syndrome: blaming America for the terror and trying to see all of the good we can in Islam.

We contracted Stockholm Syndrome: sympathizing with all of the people who would do us harm.  We opened our borders and welcomed rapists and killers as if we had some great evil to atone for?

College students—who should rise up to the hard work of facing the future—instead give into their self-pity and even turn it into a noble crusade…going forth to prove they could be offended by anything and afraid of everything.

Villains are now victims and victims are now villains.  The only thing as ugly as 911 is our ugly, ongoing reaction to 911.

The whole world knows we are slouching toward Gomorrah.  North Korea knows it and flaunts its nuclear crimes.  Russia knows it and intimidates our pilots.  Iran knows it—demanding and receiving billions in ransoms from us—then laughing in our face.  China knows it and openly displays contempt whenever possible.

Yes, it is the 17th anniversary of the one day that should galvanize our resolve to once again be the home of the brave.  We should weep over our loss of loved ones and especially the loss of God’s blessing.  We should be repenting and returning to the roots of our greatness.  Instead, our president is vilified for trying.

What will we see today?  We will likely see overpaid, overrated, coddled NFL players show total disdain to our anthem, our flag and this sacred day.  In a way that is perfectly fitting for a nation that is comatose and utterly unaware that they are only setting themselves up for the next unspeakable horror.  May God have mercy on us!

Is our doom sealed?  Not yet, but we must be overtaken with urgency.  Our time is almost up.  It rests with the people of God to seize this moment.  Just as Abraham pleaded with God over Sodom.   He found that Jehovah would spare the city for just 12 righteous men.  So will our Lord spare America with the fervent repentance of a few…if His people wake up.

Let us wake up to our duty even if others will not.  Only don’t offend truth by saying we are entitled to be spared.  On the other hand let us be like the Prophet Joel who faced certain doom with a hope of mercy.   On this day of all days, cry aloud and spare not…forgiveness is still within our grasp.

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
Who knows if He will turn and relent,
And leave a blessing behind Him— Joel 2:12-14

WHY THE WOUND OF 911 NEVER HEALS

 

WHY THE WOUND OF 911 NEVER HEALS

By Mario Murillo

Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? -Jeremiah 15:18

America has healed from the Civil War and two world wars…why can’t we heal from 911?

September 11, 2001, 8:46 am – Mohammed Atta and the other hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

Twin Towering infernos incinerate 3,000 innocent people.   The flames flash light into the abyss revealing the blackest evil of our time—Islamic Terrorism.

The next 60 minutes are living hell.   That hour brings several firsts: The first time the whole nation felt terror—the first time that the Stock Market was closed for 4 days—the first time since the Second World War tanks and personnel patrol American streets—the first time we saw $30 billion dollars’ damage in one hour and an eventual financial loss we could not calculate—for the first time in recent history, America was not invincible.

Not since Pearl Harbor has any event had this much impact on every aspect of our way of life.

Today is 15 years later.  The wound has not healed.  Our pain continues.  Jeremiah asked, “Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? -Jeremiah 15:18

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Why have we not healed?  The disaster of 911 should have driven us to God.  Instead, we ran from Him.  We banned the prayer we so desperately needed.  We censored the only message that could save us.  Instead of staying alert for the war on our freedoms we delved further into drugs.  Losing our morals made us miserable—so what did we do?  We abandoned the few morals we had left.

Our leaders caved into a self-loathing.  We contracted syndromes!   We got battered wife’s syndrome: blaming America for the terror and trying to see all of the good we can in Islam.

We contracted Stockholm Syndrome: sympathizing with all of the people who would do us harm.  We opened our borders and welcomed rapists and killers as if we had some great evil to atone for.

College students—who should rise up to the hard work of facing the future—instead give into their self-pity and even turn it into a noble crusade…going forth to prove they could be offended by anything and afraid of everything.

Villains are now victims and victims are now villains.  The only thing as ugly as 911 is our ugly, ongoing reaction to 911.

The whole world knows we are slouching toward Gomorrah.  North Korea knows it and flaunts its nuclear crimes.  Russia knows it and intimidates our pilots.  Iran knows it—demanding and receiving billions in ransoms from our president—then laughing in our face.  China knows it and openly displays contempt whenever possible.

Yes, it is the 15th anniversary of the one day that should galvanize our resolve to once again be the home of the brave.  We should weep over our loss of loved ones and especially the loss of God’s blessing.  We should be repenting and returning to the roots of our greatness.

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What will we see today?  We will likely see overpaid, overrated, coddled NFL players show total disdain to our anthem, our flag and this sacred day.  In a way that is perfectly fitting for a nation that is comatose and utterly unaware that they are only setting themselves up for the next unspeakable horror.  May God have mercy on us!

Is our doom sealed?  Not yet, but we must be overtaken with urgency.  Our time is almost up.  It rests with the people of God to seize this moment.  Just as Abraham pleaded with God over Sodom.   He found that Jehovah would spare the city for just 12 righteous men.  So will our Lord spare America with the fervent repentance of a few…if His people wake up.

Let us wake up to our duty even if others will not.  Only don’t offend truth by saying we are entitled to be spared.  On the other hand let us be like the Prophet Joel who faced certain doom with a hope of mercy.   On this day of all days, cry aloud and spare not…forgiveness is still within our grasp.

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
Who knows if He will turn and relent,
And leave a blessing behind Him— Joel 2:12-14

Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

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Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

By Mario Murillo

The only reason we can be outraged by an Islamic prayer meeting in the National Cathedral is that we are Islamaphobic, hateful and bigoted…right? Wrong.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Here is the headline: The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first Muslim prayer service Friday in a powerful symbolic gesture aimed at uniting Christians and Muslims at the nation’s most prominent Episcopal Church.

Aimed at unity?  What gesture of unity did we get from Muslims before opening our national church?  What concession or explanation did they offer for the global atrocities in the name of Islam?  What horror do they feel at ISIS beheadings?  We have yet to see any widespread grief and outrage by the  the 3 million Muslims in America over September 11th!

We need to see how ridiculous their logic is.  Presented for your amusement or perhaps dismay is the vacuous logic of one Ebrahim Rasool:  “This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the United States, who helped organize the event, said, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

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Here is their giant concession?  Islamaphobia is utterly unjustified and must be seen in the harshest possible light?  They cannot fathom how, perhaps, the most widespread horrors done in the name of Islam are unique to Islam and no other religion is in the same solar system when it comes to such violence?  Maybe, just maybe we should be even a teensy weensy bit phobic?

Here is the other part of their logic that makes my head want to explode: We are supposed to give into their propaganda that they are a religion of peace or else we are hateful and bigoted.  In other words, they are free to call us hateful and bigoted for simply asking them for explanations for their epic hatred and bigotry?

If the massive atrocities done in the name of Islam were done even once in the name of Christ a deafening roar of outrage would explode from the American church.  They would instantly condemn and reject the perpetrators and then take steps to pay restitution for crimes they did not even commit.

Not one Muslim prayed for America at that meeting. Not one asked God for forgiveness for the towering crimes against humanity that saturate the Muslim world.

It is time to stop lying to ourselves and admit where the real hatred is coming from and if we want use the term phobic then let’s talk about a religion that is phobic to any part of the human race that does not agree with them.

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We should be most outraged at wispy liberals who fell for such an obvious publicity stunt.  We should be outraged that our leaders behave like battered wives who blame themselves for their husband’s abuse. For their part, they blame America for Islamic violence.  How sick is that?  When we bowed to their propaganda we also bowed to Allah.

Franklin Graham summed it up this way: ‘ “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins,” wrote Graham.  “Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”

Muslims At National Cathedral Controversy

Muslims At National Cathedral Controversy: Conservative Leaders Slam Prayer Service

 @cristymsilvac.silva@ibtimes.com on November 14 2014 5:11 PM
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Omar Abdul-Malik prays alone as the Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups hold the first celebration of Muslim Friday Prayers, Jumaa, in the Cathedral’s North Transept in Washington, November 14, 2014. Reuters

The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first Muslim prayer service Friday in a powerful symbolic gesture aimed at uniting Christians and Muslims at the nation’s most prominent Episcopal church. The service, however, was quickly embroiled in controversy after conservative leaders called the effort inappropriate.

The church often hosts national events, including presidential funerals, inaugural prayer services and interfaith services. But Friday was the first time Muslims were invited to lead their own prayers at the church, according to the Guardian. To commemorate the service, prayer carpets were spread out across the church, including in its chapels. The rugs faced Mecca, as required for Muslim prayers.

“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the United States, who helped organize the event, said, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

Friday marked Jumuah, the Muslim day of prayer, similar to Christian Sundays and the Saturday Shabbat in Judaism. Various Muslim groups, including the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, sponsored the event. About 100 people were invited to the service, which was not open to the public, the Washington Post reported.

The prayers drew criticism from Christian conservatives opposed to Muslims using the church. An unidentified woman shouted “leave our churches alone,” disrupting the prayer, according to The Associated Press. Before she was escorted out, she added: “Why can’t you worship in your mosque?”

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Meanwhile, the Reverend Franklin Graham, son of popular evangelist Billy Graham, slammed the Muslim service on his Facebook page Thursday. “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins,” wrote Graham.  “Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”

The conservative website Breitbart posted a story under the headline: “MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OVERRUNS NATIONAL CATHEDRAL.”

Congress granted a charter in 1893 allowing the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia to build the church. It opened for service in 1912, according to its website.

LOOK FOR A MESSAGE TO CHRISTIANS FROM MARIO MURILLO ABOUT  THIS STUNNING DEVELOPMENT LATER TODAY

11 Years later, we still don’t get it.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”- Charles Dickens

Today is September 11, 2012.  Eleven years have passed since those sickening, enraging, horrifying images first appeared on television of Radical Islamists incinerating 3,000 innocent Americans. Like that quote from A Tale of Two Cities,  911 elicits the best and the worst in Americans.

Back when America still had convictions,  Franklin Delano Roosevelt said of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

Today our president referred to the  911 attack as a sad day.   911 is not a day that will live in infamy but a kind of negatively emotional day.  A day to reflect.  The glaring difference between these two reactions by presidents sums up everything that is wrong with our nation right now.

“It was the age of foolishness.” After all of this time, too many still do not get the message.  Too many are still confused about who is our enemy and who is our friend.  Many  are still in denial of what is really going on in our world.  We still choke on a insane code called political correctness that has shattered the common sense that could fix our nation.

One of the worst things that 911 elicits is the self-loathing that says this attack was our own fault.  It was shocking enough for those who lost loved ones in the Twin Towers to hear Reverend Wright scream, “the chickens have come home to roost!”, but it was even more horrifying to watching liberals nod in agreement.

Then there are the nitwits who say it was an inside job, that America attacked itself!  Enough said.

“It was the age of wisdom.” However, 911 has also awakened the very best in America.    Our servicemen and women overcame the White House, Pentagonal Correctness, and a mean spirited news media, to perform with excellence and pride. They have not only fought for freedom, they have taught children, built wells, restored power and the delivered the basics of life to oppressed people and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

 As our men and women in uniform served humbly, our president Barrack Hussein Obama went to Europe and said that “America was arrogant.”  And while he was telling Europe that America had “dictated to the world” our sons and daughters were spilling their blood to remove dictators. 

“It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”  911 should have brought clarity.  It should have ignited a galvanizing national outrage.  It should have brought us back to the roots of our greatness but instead we woke up this morning  divided at the soul.

The Spring of hope and change has turned into the winter of despair and denial.  Millions of Americans are diluted by a kind of mass battered wife syndrome.  “It’s my fault, he hits me because of something I said.”  You want to scream, “you don’t have to take this anymore!”

We have experimented with socialism it failed.  We went along with taking the blame for all of the world’s problems, it is time to stop!   We did not do anything to deserve the attack on 911.  Wake up out of your liberal Stockholm syndrome!

We can be one nation under God.  We can forgive the past but not if we redact it.  We were attacked.  We are still being attacked.  We are letting the forces of leftist radicalism and Radical Islam continue to have an outsized voice in our life.  Why?

When the thought police says that you are racist, homophobic, tea partying right wingers simply because you are patriotic and disagree with the policies of this administration…  isn’t that cause for alarm?

We are supposed to say nothing about the irony of Islamic prayer at the Democratic National Convention and the surreal moment when they were booing God and Israel?

Today is a good day to realize that there are still things crashing into our nation and that we must honor those victims of 911 by looking evil in the face and vowing under God to seek His power and wisdom in order to take back our nation from the inner emotional terrorism that keeps us from the righteous cause of this hour.