Updated: 2 Oct 12
|Twin Towers Attack|
"9-11": a date of mystery...
--2001, when the planes hit the towers and the Pentagon, changing the world forever...
--My son's telephone call that horrific, fateful night, seeking consolation from his dad. He was witness to the attack, living just a mile away! Seeing so many jumping from windows, he grabbed his camera to record his desperate witnessing and crippled himself for the rest of his life.
--1994, birthdate of Whitney Anne, a granddaughter whom I've never met nor seen, nor know anything about, except that she has just turned 18 and thus now a legal adult. May she find us, is my silent prayer, as did her half-sister Devon B just months ago, now 24, who herself was born the day before this eerie date.
Is this yet another way to understand KJV Isaiah's mystery: ...for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord...? (3 Ne 22:1; Isa 54:1)
--2007. My NYC son above sent an email to the family about the "Disclosure Project" by Dr. Steven Greer: Beyond 9/11: Governmental Proof of Extraterrestrials. Although the project had been hot news by the National Press Club in May 2001--six years earlier--he chose this 9/11 date to bring it to our attention. It precipitated a sea change in our family relationships, especially with me.
--2012. Final version of my Sunstone symposium paper: "How the Bomb Corrupted the World..."
--Most bizarre of all from the Book of Mormon. 3 Ne 21:9-11:
9. For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them. 10. But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my had; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil. 11. Therefore it hall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power that that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.A moment of truth? What is the "sign" this chapter announces? Who truly is the "servant" in verse 10? Joseph Smith thought it was himself, which, of course, it cannot be....
These thoughts are truly crazy-making for one like me, born and reared a Mormon and caught in the archetypes of these writings! Heal us, Lord Jesus, with thy love and wisdom! And make us--all of us in the 'covenant'--aware of the true meaning of these 9-11 words.