In his line of work as a photographer, Joel Meyerowitz witnessed more than he ever could’ve imagined that terrible day in September 2001, at the 9-11 tragedy. Almost an year later, while he was documenting Ground Zero with his camera, a firefighter approached Meyerowitz with something peculiar in his hand. On closer inspection, Meyerowitz realised that the said item was actually a Bible that was bookmarked on a specific page, and would probably stay in the same state forever.
The bookmarked page had the intense message that read, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
The Bible had fallen from one of the burning towers and melted together with a piece of burning steel, and was found a couple of months later under the Tully Road, which served as a temporary truck route during the aftermath.
Meyerowitz revealed that there was no doubt in his mind that the page was turned to this passage for a reason, so he placed it in his office with other precious artifacts until 2010, when he turned them all over to the 9-11 September 11 Memorial. Here is the touching video explaining it all: