Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ground Zero Bible - 9/11 Artifact - Joel Meyerowitz (Wed 11 May 2016)

[Lucky enough to have stumbled across this today ..]

Joel Meyerowitz was given a "found" bible by a fireman while he photographed Ground Zero in the months following the 9/11. He marveled that the Bible was preserved intact to a lump of steel, and even more, that it was turned to a particular passage from Matthew 5 (KJV) which says:

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also” (vs. 38-39).

Joel notes ..

"Of all the pages in the Bible that it would be open to, that was remarkable,"
A remarkable communicator, spoken, written and photographed. Thanks Joel, a timely message.

1 comment:

  1. Very true! As Christians we are taught by God to always offer a little more than is asked for, in times of injustice. My take from this passage is that when we turn the other cheek, we reduce the size of the situation, break the grip of our sense of hurt, and move on.

    The party who deals out the injustice isn't going to feel that pain, and it's better that we don't either.