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Reply to "9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy"

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Originally posted by MBM:
What do you think is the legacy of 9/11 on this day - the second anniversary of the event? What impact has it had on American life? What impact has it had on you? What will the lasting impact of 9/11 be on America and the world?


There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela


For me, the legacy of 9/11 was a renewed faith. I can't control what our government does, and I can't control the fact that there are people who hate us simply because we are Americans. The lesson that was reinforced for me on 9/11 was that life is short...that something awful can fall out of even the clearest and bluest skies and change us forever. September 11, 2001 made me want to become closer to God. It made me turn to Him for answers and ultimately trust Him explicitly.

Instead of fear, paranoia, cynicism, and conspiracy theories, I pray that for most people the impact of 9/11 will be an increased faith and knowledge that God is in control.
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