Rev. Dennis Gustaferri
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Greetings,
Reverend Dennis Gustaferri for September 11th

SERMON: SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 TO ALL THAT HAVE COME HERE TODAY, I BID YOU WELCOME.
IT IS A SAD DAY INDEED AS IT IS SEPTEMBER 11TH, AGAIN.  YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE FALL OF THE TWO WORLD TRADE CENTERS.   THIS WAS A SERMON I GAVE THEN.  
I THINK IT STILL FITS. SO I VE POSTED IT EVERY YEAR SINCE

TO THOSE WHO LOST SOMEONE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALIKE, I PRAY THAT GOD INTERCEEDS IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW TO EASE YOUR PAIN AND SPREAD HIS LOVE FOR YOU AND TO YOU.  HE KNOWS YOUR FEELINGS AND CERTANTLY FEELS YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERING. PLEASE REMEMBER HIS LOVE. HE HEARS YOUR PRAYERS AND WILL ANSWER THEM. GOD IS WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED, ALTHOUGH YOU DON T UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS HAPPEN, THEY DO, AND THIS IS WHEN YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR FAITH IN THE LORD, AS YOU REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE ENTERED GOD S KINGDOM. REMEMBER THEM AND KNOW THAT THEY ARE HAPPY WHERE THEY ARE RIGHT NOW.

IT REMINDS ME OF A PRAYER CARD I RECEIVED FROM A VERY CLOSE FRIEND WHO PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER. IT READS…

"IN LOVING MEMORY… TO THOSE I LOVE. WHEN I AM GONE, RELEASE ME, AND LET ME GO. I HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND DO. YOU MUSTN T TIE YOURSELF TO ME WITH TEARS, BE HAPPY THAT WE HAD SO MANY YEARS. I GAVE YOU MY LOVE. YOU CAN ONLY GUESS HOW MUCH YOU GAVE ME IN HAPPINESS. BUT NOW IT S TIME I TRAVELED ON ALONE. SO GREAVE A WHILE FOR ME IF GREAVE YOU MUST THEN LET YOUR GREAF BE COMFORTED BY TRUST. IT S ONLY FOR A WHILE THAT WE MUST PART SO BLESS THE MEMORIES WITHIN YOUR HEART. I WON T BE FAR AWAY, FOR LIFE GOES ON, SO IF YOU NEED ME CALL AND I WILL COME. THOUGH YOU CAN T SEE ME OR TOUCH ME, I LL BE NEAR AND IF YOU LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART, YOU LL HEAR ALL MY LOVE AROUND YOU SOFT AND CLEAR. AND THEN, WHEN YOU MUST COME THIS WAY ALONE, I LL GREET YOU WITH A SMILE, AND SAY "WELCOME HOME"

AS TIME PASSES YOU LL NEVER FORGET YOUR LOVED ONES, BUT THE PAIN WILL SUBSIDE. YOU LL REMEMBER FOND MEMORIES OF THEM. MAYBE REMEMBERING THEIR PASSION AND SPIRIT FOR THEIR LOVE OF LIFE, THEIR JOB, FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT, E.M.T., PORT AUTHORITY, OFFICE WORKER, OR WHATEVER THEIR WALK OF LIFE WAS. MAYBE YOU LL REMEMBER A JOKE, OR LAUGHTER THEY PROVIDED, OR THEIR WARMTH. IN TIME THEIR LIFE SHOULD BE CELEBRATED, BECAUSE THEY MADE IT TO HEAVEN. THEIR BODIES LEFT HERE ON EARTH ARE JUST SHELLS, A PLACE WHERE THEIR SOULS WERE KEPT. THE PART YOU RECONGNIZE, BUT THEY ARE NOT HERE. SO YOU SEE THE GREAVING TIME SHOULD BE BREAF, REPLACED WITH HAPPINESS KNOWING THAT THEY NOW RESIDE IN HEAVEN. AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THEIR LOVE AND REMEMBER THEM, THEIR SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU. WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP, OR EVEN THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE DAY, I M SURE YOU LL FEEL THEIR PRESENCE AND LOVE. I STILL TO THIS DAY HEAR MY DAD S VOICE IN MY HEAD WHEN I NEED A PART TO FIX SOMETHING.   I KNOW I LL FIND WHAT I NEED RIGHT IN HIS TOOL BOX, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I DIDN T SEE THAT PART IN THERE BEFORE. I WILL ALWAYS THANK HIM AND IN MY MIND, I CAN SEE HIM SMILE.

AS TO THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001, I CAN SAY THAT IT WAS HERIFFIC. I WAS A DETECTIVE, AND I HAD JUST RETIRED FROM THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WHEN IT HAPPENED. I FELT HELPLESS. I WENT BACK TO MY OLD COMMAND, AND SIGNED IN. THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I FOUND MYSELF AT LIBERTY STREET AT GROUND ZERO WORKING ON THE BUCKET BERGADE ALONG SIDE MY BROTHER OFFICERS FROM NUMBEROUS DEPARTMENTS. I KNOW I KNEW SOME OF THE FALLIN HEROS AND DIDN T KNOW OTHERS, BUT EVERYONE PUT THEIR HANDS AND BACKS IN GETTING INTO ONE COMMON GOAL, TO SAVE LIVES. GOD BROUGHT LOVE AND BROTHER MAN TO JOIN TOGETHER TO CLEAR THE WAY. I WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE DAYS.
AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO HELP THE MANY FAMILIES IN NEED AND HELP IN THE REBUILDING OF GROUND ZERO AND THE LIVES OF OUR FALLIN HERO S FAMILIES, BY REACHING IN DEEP INTO YOUR HEARTS AND POCKETS, AND GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AFFORD TO THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE, THAT WOULD BRING WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP THEIR LIVES IN THEIR RECOVERY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.
SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY… HOW COULD GOD ALLOW THESE BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN? BUT GOD DOSEN T CONTROL YOU AND ME, OR WHAT MAN DOES. WE ARE HERE ON THIS EARTH BUT A SHORT TIME TO LIVE AND LEARN. WE DON T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. MAYBE IT BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER TO LEARN. I BELIEVE OUR STRENGHT IS IN PRAYER. SO I BELIEVE WE SHOULD PRAY EVERY DAY, THAT THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF OUR FALLIN HEROS THAT THEY FIND PEACE IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

PSALM 23
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT;
HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES,
HE LEADETH ME BESIDE STILL WATERS; HE RESTORETH MY SOUL. 
HE LEADS ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME S SAKE.
YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL; FOR THOU ART WITH ME;
THY ROD AND THY STAFF, THEY COMFORT ME.
YOU PREPARETH ME A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES;
THOU ANOINTETH MY HEAD WITH OIL, MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE;
AND I SHALL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE LORDS PRAYER.

THE LORDS PRAYER
OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD,
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US.
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY, FOREVER. AMEN:

MAY WE ALWAYS HONOR OUR FALLIN HEROS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, FOR THERE IS NO GREATER SACREFICE THAN ONE WHO GIVES THEIR LIFE, SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.
MY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. MY GOD KEEP AMERICA SAFE FROM TERRORISTS, AND OTHER EVILS. MAY WE ALL RISE ABOVE ALL THE TEARENEY AND STRIFE. IN GOD AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST I PRAY, AND MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA.    Reverend Dennis Gustaferri



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