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The Cross at Ground Zero

Working among the rubble after 9/11, my faith was restored when I discovered this cross.

By Frank Silecchia, Little Ferry, New Jersey

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Ground Zero was not obviously a place of hope. But it was there that I learned we can always have faith. In fact, we must have faith if we are to go on.

New life will rise from the ashes. I know that because the cross was a sign, a promise from God that he is with us even in the face of terrible evil and untold suffering. Especially then.