Cross Purposes

June 12, 2022


Where were you on the morning of 9/11—that is, if you were born and are old enough to remember?

I was pastoring the Toledo Mennonite Church at the time. That morning I was in a pastors’ meeting at a restaurant on the edge of Pettisville, OH. One of the owners interrupted our meeting to tell us a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. We didn’t think much of it. Then she came back later and said the other Tower had been hit by a plane. Then we knew something big was up and we disbanded our meeting. I went home and pretty much sat in front of the TV the rest of the day.

Bible References

  • Isaiah 53:3 - 9
  • John 18:33 - 38a
  • 1 Peter 2:20 - 23