“Where were you on September 11, 2001?” That is a common question today as we lovingly and prayerfully remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Another question we can ask is, “Where are you today? on September 11, 2011?” Where are you in your relationship with the Lord? In your awareness of His radical love for you? And that you are never alone in your trials, your personal “ground zeros”.
…the steel cross found in the ruins of the World Trade Center leads to the cross of Jesus, which stands at the center of all pain, all suffering, indeed all history. He did not come to take away suffering. He came to sanctify suffering by His presence. He was at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. He will be with you in your own personal Ground Zero, whether it is the death of a child, a cancer diagnosis or the loss of a job.
~ From the back cover of the book The Cross at Ground Zero
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.