The Sunday before the 9/11/2011 I went to church. It just so happened that this particular sunday the readings were on the topic of forgiveness so the priest basedhis sermon on, will we ever forgive 9/11? I don't consider my self an extremely religious this idea really made me think, not just on that sunday morning but for days after that Sunday. The two main ideas Icontemplated were, will we ever forgive the acts of 9/11, and assuming we can when will the forgiveness come?
So will we ever forgive the acts of that dark day? Personally i think I can however a collective American people may be a different story. That day being such a dark time burned into our history will make it very difficult. At this point in American history it almost seems unacceptable to even think about forgiving those responsible because of the carnage and hellish memories created on that day.t I do however believe these wounds will heal in time, but the question is how much time?
Obviously it will take an extremely long time if ever for all of the American people to forgive. However the wound will heal through the generations. The rational being that through the generations the terrible memories from that dark day will be diminished. I'm not saying we will forget but I am saying the images of death and destruction will eventually be less intense. In conclusion I believe that in 3-4 generations, at minnimum, we will forgive but never forget.