Today is a day we can resurrect ourselves from Beasts of Terror to
Sentinels of Vigilance.
Sunday, April 11,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 942
Easter At Ground Zero Plus 942 Days Of Vigilance
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--April 11, 2004 -- There
have been 942 days of Vigilance since the Terrorist attack of
September 11, 2001. Each day since that horrible hallmark
in history, inked with the blood of nearly 3,000, Vigilance has thrust
its chest out against the Beast of Terror, challenging the Beast to a
duel as ancient as Time itself--"Good" vs. "Bad," "Right" vs. "Wrong,"
"Darkness" vs. "Light."
Easter and Passover are
times when the Judeo-Christian world look at different forms of
One is through atonement and the
other through reconciliation. Both are about soul-searching and
reaffirmation of certain religious principles designed to quash the
uncivilized "Beast Within" and to free the "Sentinel of Spiritual
Power" that seeks peace and prosperity rather than war and bloodshed
Easter is about the renewal of the soul,
the rising of it from the quagmire of Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency, the freeing it of the bondage of the Beast of Terror who,
some might claim, takes the form of the "Devil" or other "evil
spirits" who wish to twist and pervert a person's actions toward the
destruction rather than evolution of all future generations.
Some two-thousand years ago, Christian
beliefs underscore that one person died for all people. His name
was Jesus. He was crucified on a cross, suffered and
was tortured, and, even though He stumbled and cried out: "Why
hast thou forsaken me?" He still stuck to his belief that He was the
Light in the Darkness, that He was the Solution if only others would
see that and accept it.
Not everyone in the world believes this story.
One third of the six billion people on earth do, and two-thirds
believe in other forms of religious dogma.
But, there is one great lesson in the Easter
story of Jesus that has prevailed over some 2,000 years that applies
today more strongly than any other message He might have wanted to
leave for review.
That is that he ultimately died for the
Children's Children's Children. That in the final
analysis of his impact on the world, he stands as an icon of the
shepherd tending the flock of the young lambs, willing to go to any
lengths to protect the children from all forms of harm, especially
harm issued from the Beast of Terror.
symbolizes a Parent of Vigilance
The images of Jesus as a shepherd to
the children are countless. He is depicted often
with many children around Him, looking at Him with love and adoration,
and He, admiring them with the same deep love as any caring Father or
He symbolizes a Parent of Vigilance.
In many ways, Christ's crucifixion is a
symbol of his struggle to ward off the Beast of Terror.
His journey through scourging and carrying the cross represents the
struggle any Parent of Vigilance has to fight Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency in favor of Courage, Conviction and Right Actions that
benefit the Children's Children's Children.
The Triad of Terrorism--Fear,
Intimidation, Complacency--is a heavy burden. Each asks the
parent of a child, or the relative of one, to be selfish.
Each asks the individual to think of himself or herself first, to deny
the quest of the child for love and caring that is overwhelming at
times, for children are sponges, soaking up all that is around them.
tongue-lashing a child is as cruel.....
An irritated parent or guardian concerned about his or her
job, or worrying about money, pride, ego, or simply wanting to have
"quiet time" can snap at a child and tongue lash the child as cruelly
as the Roman guards who beat Jesus with whips. Emotional
brutality to children happens sometimes by simply ignoring them, or
barking at them, and, of course, magnifies its horror when the parent
or guardian hits or threatens to hit or otherwise physically abuses
the child so that the child runs and seeks the solace of a dark
closet, or hides under the bed, or crawls into a cave of Fear,
Intimidation and Complacency waiting for the Beast to come and rip him
or her to pieces in the dark of the night.
soldiers whipping Jesus
Some children are
Jesus is symbolic to many of the Sentinel
of Vigilance who rose up to protect the children.
However, I don't believe he was the
only one who did this.
My kind of Jesus rose up to remind us all
that we can rise up. Each of us can be resurrected into
Sentinels of Vigilance by letting our Beast of Terror's die within.
We can fight the Beast of Terror with the
Principles of Vigilance, and rise above the flaws of our human nature
with one goal in mind, to better serve the Children's Children's
Easter I see 3,000 people from Ground Zero rising up
This Easter, I see 3,000 people from
Ground Zero rising up. They are all reminders that we can
resurrect our lives each day and move from being a "victim" to being a
Sentinel of Vigilance.
Rise up. Resurrect yourself.
Become a Sentinel of Vigilance. Take the Pledge of Vigilance
today, for the sake of the Children's Children's Children.
march in Lower East Side: a Community serving its Children
April 10--Beast Of TV
Terror Eats Children Daily