I was a senior in high school when it happened.
I was born in the mid-80’s (I’m just on the bubble of being considered a “millennial”) but I’m really a “90’s” kid since that was the decade of my formative years.
I remember the 90’s fondly; others may not but I sure do. I know there were problems but things felt more peaceful.
I didn’t know about those problems growing up, the way my kids do (not as much as some kids, but they know a little bit).
The world is much different today than it was before 9|11 and I don’t just mean “going to the airport wasn’t a regularly scheduled fiasco.” Everything feels less safe, with constant reports of fighting in some country, terrorist attacks in others, the threat of attacks (again) here, etc. Then there’s our own national response to the attacks, much of which centered on all the things we’re no longer allowed to have or do all in the name of “safety” and “security.”
Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or give me death” creed has been supplanted by “Take my liberty, just don’t let me die!”
But that’s the way the world is now. There’s no use moaning about it.
What we can do is roll up our sleeves, open our Bibles, make friends with neighbors and start inviting people to know the Gospel. The post-9|11 world is divisive, hateful and paranoid. It needs the freedom, unity and love of the Gospel now more than ever.
I have the Gospel and so do you. Are we doing our part to change the world? The world changed after 9|11…can I do something to help change it again; this time for the better?