Nine years after Nine/Eleven

I was recently reminded of a short essay I wrote in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It was published as a guest commentary in UMSL’s student newspaper, The Current, a month after the attacks.

I thought I would share the link on this ninth anniversary of that terrible day:

‘God is trying to get your attention’

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.
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One Response to Nine years after Nine/Eleven

  1. Grandma and Aunt Carol says:

    Amazing insight here Josh, very poignant. Well written and thought out. I don’t know if you got any feedback from UMSL students or faculty, but I give it high five!
    It was so true then, and even more so 9 years later. We seem to go “spiritual” as a nation when tragedies occur, only to fall back as the calamities seem to subside from the media, our minds and hearts.
    We should have learned a lesson 9 years ago, and a small fraction did, but the majority did not. And we wait, as Americans, anxiously for the next one, as we all know there’s more to follow. The question is why be anxious, when the answer has always been Jesus?

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