I was on a treadmill, the morning workout. Diane, at work, called, “Mark!” The alert that Manhattan wasn’t thinking of Frank Sinatra or the Yankees. Rather, the World Trade Center!
This morning, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, I sat transfixed. Peter Jurney, a Stanford Classmate, sent me this video. I call it, “When the boats came together,” a video that pierces the heart and challenges our living, when over 500,000 people in 9 hours, were saved from the destruction of the World Trade Centers.
This tape—hey, it’s worth your time, almost 12 minutes, says SO MUCH about the way in which life can be lived, especially when the unpredictable becomes the in-your-face-reality. One of the lines I take with me, “Don’t live a life with ‘should have,’ live a life with ‘do it.’”
Thank you, Peter. This tape I will save. And watch. Again and again. Why? Because it’s better than any sermon I could preach. And, more. It’s shorter! Forget the seminary advisory that a good sermon is 20 minutes. That’s rubbish. No more than 15 minutes.
The point…look, feel, absorb. Then ask, “What in the world, what in my space, am I doing today?”