2001-09-22 / Letters

Prayer and Blessing

Prayer and Blessing

Dear Editor:

At the recent meeting of the Rockaway Catholic Jewish Council, we were of one mind in condemning the diabolical attack on our citizens and the terrible disruption of the country’s daily life. We continue to pray for the thousands who died and offer our condolences to the families who sustained such a grievous loss. We remember especially those who died trying to save others. We are grateful for those able to escape from the terror, although hundreds suffered some kind of injury and some hospitalized. May they soon be reunited with their families. We ask God’s special blessing on all the rescue workers-police, firefighters, EMS workers, doctors, nurses, volunteers, who tired to lessen the tragedy that hit out city.

We are still shocked, for this horror hit us all indiscriminately. We are proud at the unity our citizens demonstrated to the world. New Yorkers of every race, color, religious persuasion, and ethnic background came together in one spirit of cooperation. We hope this will continue long into t he new millennium. We appreciate the spirit of solidarity that came from all over the world through email notes and telephone calls. How that has comforted and strengthened us!

May those who planned this horror, whether individuals, groups, or nations, be discovered, proven to be guilty by indisputable evidence, and brought to justice. This is our American way.

Our prayers is that the leaders of the world come together at this critical time to work for authentic peace. The alternative is unthinkable.

FR. PAUL LANDOLFI


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