Classes were cancelled as we got word of the attacks, on the morning of 9/11/2001. The head of the dance department assembled students in one studio. The first thing she said was, “You must realize, we are going to war.”
How might the last twenty years have been different if, instead, the first thing we said had been,
“Lord take me where you want me to go.
Let me meet who you want me to meet.
Tell me what you want me to say,
And keep me out of your way.
-Prayer of Father Mychal Judge OFM, FDNY Chaplain, first recorded casualty at the WTC, 9/11 2001.
I learned his story from Saint of 9/11.
This Sunday, we remember and we pray at TLC of NYC. Music Director Horace Beasley and I will perform my setting of “Mychal’s Prayer”:
Sunday 9/12/21, 11Am Eastern
Trinity Lutheran Church
164 W 100th Street in Manhattan
From Love to Love to Love-
Yo soy de la Guagua,