July 4th, 2018: remembering John P. Lozowsky

     John P. Lozowsky was one of the 2,753 people killed on September 11, 2001 in the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

John P. Lozowsky_EDIT     Today — July 4th — is the 62nd anniversary of his birth.

     John was known for his Hawaiian shirts that “raised eyebrows” amidst the east coast professional attire at Marsh & McLennan, the firm where he worked as a contractor in 2001. A naturalized New Zealand citizen, according to a co-worker John “called people “mate” and was laid back in a Kiwi kind of way.” [1]
     Someone who I wish I had met in this life, I look forward to meeting John in the next. Our lives crossed paths, beyond the grave, when I put my hand on his name after praying and asking for one name to take with me; one person who I could specifically hold in prayer after visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City for the first time on September 15, 2015.
     This day, as an Australian ex-pat, one who has enjoyed the “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as spoken about in the Declaration of Independence, I’m praying for the soul of John P. Lozowsky, and all those who have died as a result of violence: all those who have had their lives, and their hope for happiness abruptly stripped from them. I’m praying too, for the perpetrators of violence, that their hearts and minds may be turned to right action for the well being of all.
     Lastly, I’m praying that all those who enjoy those gifts of Life and Liberty (including myself!) around the world may take it upon themselves to daily set aside all divisiveness and prejudice, and live in love, peace, and joy with all.

Published by Christopher Golding

Australian ex-pat, vegan priest, spouse, and parent of two | School Chaplain of Seabury Hall, Maui, Hawai'i (All opinions my own)

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