"The American political system is not imperishable.... American military CANNOT protect us from every destructive force. The financial future is NOT certain; You may lose all your investment. The midwest is NOT safe from the next kind of terrorist attack which may be more pervasive and more deadly. The pschycological efforts to feel competent and avoid regret are NOT healing, they’re fatal! And an eschatological scenario that promises your escape from the sufferings under the providence of God did not work for the Christians in the World Trade Center on Tuesday and it won’t work for you!" John Piper's reflections on terror and hope.