Thursday, August 13, 2009
A sad moment for those of us who love New York
Five Italian visitors to New York City died in a helicopter/plane collision on Sunday over the Hudson. A memorial service was held for them yesterday here in the city.
I'm reminded of the words of William Sloane Coffin, whose son Alex died at age 24 in a car crash.
Tired of hearing well-meaning friends say, “It is the will of God,” he responded with this: “My own consolation lies in knowing that it was not the will of God that Alex die. That when the waves closed over the sinking car, God’s heart was the first to break.”