I stand with my American brothers and sisters — and my American wife and her family — as we all remember the horrors of 9/11, and the sacrifice of the valiant in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. I will also remember the many who died in the wars that followed, and keenly feel the burden that comes from our loss of freedom, and the slow death, by a thousand cuts, of democracy.
The world is not a better place now. We are not kinder, nor more compassionate. Too many of us thirst for revenge instead of justice, for wealth instead of richness of spirit. Don’t let the memory of this unthinkable crime extinguish the light within you. Fight for justice. Fight to feed the hungry. Fight to end poverty. Stop killing the planet. Become the change you wish to see in the world.