1. The attack wasn't the fruit of generic terrorism. It was the fruit of Islamic jihad.
2. Not all sincerely-held beliefs are equal.
3. We face an even bigger threat from the federal government and the military-security complex than from Islamic jihad. Government has the power to destroy more lives.
4. The American people are more interested in feeling safe than in being safe.
5. Our security as a nation is found in the Lord's protection, not in military might nor in freedom from religion.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
1 O LORD, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
there is no salvation for him in God. Selah
3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the LORD,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the LORD;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
O LORD, forgive us for our blindness.
Have mercy on those for whom this day's memories are a horror.
Grant us hearts to turn from sin and to trust in you.