Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11 and Faith

9/11 and Faith. Mark Roberts reflects on whether the emotions of people reacting to 9/11 [or any crisis, personal or societal] make any permanent difference in their faith.
Sometimes crises do open people's hearts to God and they have a life-changing encounter with His grace. Chuck Colson is perhaps the poster-child of this type of experience, as his post-Watergate legal troubles led him to a profound commitment to Jesus Christ and a life of Christian service. But all too often the emotions that lead people to God for a while die out, leaving them no different than they were prior to their crisis. This, it seems, is what happened to most people who were once "into God" because of the events of 9/11.

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