“When Castles Fall”
The fall of the twin towers on September 11, 2001 followed by years of political upheaval in America bring to mind the words of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address,
"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." History, both biblical and secular, is filled with the stories of nations, empires and civilizations that came to an end. With sadness this week we remember the tragedy and loss on 9/11. If we don't wake up and come together a greater catastrophe may be just ahead. Perhaps we will sing together, both left and right, people of all parties, young and old a final anthem to this great land: "Think back on all the tales that you remember of Camelot (America). Ask ev'ry person if he's heard the story, and tell it strong and clear if he has not, that once there was a fleeting wisp of glory called Camelot (America). Don't let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot (America).