From Donna Schaper: On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I will re-read the new book by John Philip Newell, Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace. I have been enjoying this book for a long time, because it is so beautifully multifaith. This version of Jesus' Beautitudes is a good focus for 9/11:

The Blessings of Jesus

Blessed are those who know their need
for theirs is the grace of heaven.

Blessed are those who weep
for their tears will be wiped away.

Blessed are the humble
for they are close to the sacred earth.

Blessed are those who hunger for earth's oneness
for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the forgiving
for they are free.

Blessed are the clear in heart
for they see the Living Presence.

Blessed are the peacemakers
for they are born of God.

— The Casa del Sol Blessings of Jesus based on Matthew 5:3-9

Donna Schaper