Today is Sept. 11.
Today, people are going about, thinking that their mundane, petty concerns are the only important things in the world.
Today, the Sunday funnies, of all things, showed me how wrong that is. Spider-Man is swinging over the New York skyline. He is angry because the Daily Bugle has hired another photographer as his official photographer, instead of Peter Parker. Then he realizes that he is swinging over Ground Zero. His mind goes back to that fateful day, 10 years ago, when the lives, not only of every American, but of every person in the world changed forever. And he realizes that his problems are nothing.
From the earth, the sun and the moon look to be about the same size. Once in a while, the moon appears to be bigger. But, in truth, the sun is not only bigger than the moon, it's bigger than the earth. The moon just happens to be closer. It's the same thing with problems and troubles.
The man with no shoes thought himself the most unfortunate man in the world, until he met a man with no feet.
This, for me, is the lesson of 9/11.