9/11. Looking back from the 11th day of September, recalling that day, we see what we lost: precious lives, security, trust, control. God does not orchestrate the affairs of mankind. We do this to ourselves.
Grief, loss, and fatigue will wear us down. We're only human. It's easy to forget our baptismal vows and wander off into despair and inaction like the lost sheep in today's parable. But the shepherd always comes to find us. Always and everywhere.