The Difference a Day Makes

This year
All years
On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools.
On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where
someone was not praying.

On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex,
color and creed.
On Tuesday they were all holding hands.

On Monday we thought we were secure.
On Tuesday we learned better.

On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes.
On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant.

On Monday people went to work at the World Trade Center as usual.
On Tuesday they died.

On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government property.
On Tuesday the same people said "God help us all" while thinking "Thou shalt not kill".

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room.
On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.

On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on time.
On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying.

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses.
On Tuesday,grief-stricken, they sang "God Bless America".

On Monday we were irritated about the traffic and getting to work late.
On Tuesday we worried about a plane crashing into our
home or place of business.

On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived.
On Tuesday we saw people on TV over there celebrating
people dying in the USA.

On Monday some children had solid families.
On Tuesday they were orphans.

On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children.
On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.

On Monday we E-mailed jokes. On Tuesday we did not.

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into
perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we
have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked,
hopefully will never be forgotten again.

On Monday - pray and be thankful.
On Tuesday - pray and be thankful.
On Wednesday - pray and be thankful.
On Thursday - pray and be thankful.
On Friday - pray and be thankful.
On Saturday - pray and be thankful.
On Sunday - pray and be thankful.