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 You say you will never forget where you were when 
 you heard the news On September 11, 2001. 
 Neither will I. 
 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room 
 with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I 
 held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the 
 peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it 
 is OK..I am ready to go.' 
 I was with his wife when he called as she fed 
 breakfast to their children. I held her up as she 
 tried to understand his words and as she realized 
 he wasn't coming home that night. 
 I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a 
 woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been 
 knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said. 
 'Of course I will show you the way home - only 
 believe in Me now.' 
 I was at the base of the building with the Priest 
 ministering to the injured and devastated souls. 
 I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He 
 heard my voice and answered. 
 I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, 
 with every prayer. I was with the crew as they 
 were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the 
 believers there, comforting and assuring them that their 
 faith has saved them. 
 I was in  Texas ,  Virginia ,  California ,  Michigan ,  Afghanistan ... 
 I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. 
 Did you sense Me? 
 I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew 
 every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me 
 for the first time on the 86th floor. 
 Some sought Me with their last breath. 
 Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the 
 smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take 
 my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. 
 But, I was there. 
 I did not place you in the Tower that day. You 
 may not know why, but I do. However, if you were 
 there in that explosive moment in time, would you have 
 reached for Me? 
 Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey 
 for you. But someday your journey will end. And I 
 will be there for you as well.