On 9/11, my wife and I left the apartment on the Upper East Side and went to church to pray and meditate. A wonderful woman--I don't know who she is to this day--threw her arms around me and said, "Larry, are we going to be okay?"
I told her, "This is America. We are going to be okay."
That has always been my mantra.
I went to that church, St. Thomas More, it's where I was baptized. It forms the basis of my newborn faith, which guides my life and my thinking.
I believe that faith is central to this country, and its optimism about the future. Faith is the spirit. Along with freedom, it makes America great.