I'm not promoting religious stuff, but thought the info was interesting.
Certanly things I never knew.
The Little Things
As you might remember, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her Alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike Because of an auto accident.
One of them Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take Time to change.
One's Car wouldn't start.
One couldn't Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am stuck in traffic, I miss an elevator, or I turn back to answer a ringing telephone, (all the little things that annoy me), I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.
Next time your morning seems to be going wrong,
..the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated;
It may be just that God is at work watching over you.
May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose.
2. I think of things in this way, sometimes. But then there's always
an opposing story of someone who was able to catch an earlier flight home on a doomed plane, or took a different route to work instead of the usual way because traffic was bad, and ended up in a fiery wreck, etc. Kind of ruins the whole "guardian angel" thing for me.
3. Apparently He was too busy watching over the others to help those who went about their daily
I have faith; I don't presume to know why a benevolent God would allow this to happen, but I sure as hell don't think he singled out a few people for fortunate "accidents" that day and let thousands of others perish.
7. If one were to believe that a god had anything to do with coincidences
such as a person (and thousands worked at the trade center) getting donuts, or a blister because of a new shoe, or - pick one from the list - why would not that same god have had an errand or a failed alarm clock for the one who did perish.
Maybe this is just an urban legend as I'm sure many on your list are. I'm all for not sweating the small stuff but I'm not exactly comforted by the idea God micromanages the universe so closely that some get their clothes stained to save them from the same fate God allowed thousands to suffer.
It has probably been debunked on Snopes, but I am too tired/lazy to look it up right now.
And assuming it is true -- what about the thousands who DID die that day? Where they exactly where God wanted them to be too? Why did God save some people, but let others perish? Why not save them all, or hell, prevented the attacks from happening in the first place?
useless information. That head of a company that survived because his son started kindergarten, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co was a prominent player in the trading of credit default swaps.
Credit default swaps are one of the risky financial tools used to bring this country to it's financial knees. I guess god loves and blesses Wall Street tycoons more than the average person. Imagine that.
20. On the other side of the ledger, remember Korean Airlines Flight 009 in 1983?
One woman who was scheduled to take that flight arrived at the airport to notice that she had forgotten her passport. She hurried back home (a two-hour round trip) and made the flight at the very last minute.
She shouldn't have bothered, because all the passengers and crew on that flight died when the airliner strayed/deliberately flew into Soviet airspace and was shot down.
I recall that story from a New York Times article profiling some of the passengers on that flight.
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