"Think it not strange when the various trials beset you." — I Peter 4:12
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap." — Galatians 6:7
The “house of cards” had to fall in order for the spirit of respect and responsibility to be restored to our land. Nothing has escaped God’s attention in all that is occurring in our nation and our world. The “house of cards” (debit cards, credit cards, bank cards, membership cards and entry key cards) had to fall to exhibit our foolish trust in a system of get and spend into debt and disaster until our national and world economy is in shreds.
But, now that the worst has happened, we are all bankrupt, it is time to clean the slate of all who are unwilling to face the truth of our lives and take the responsibility we are given to care for ourselves and others instead of indulge ourselves and others. A very wise man once wrote that gold will eventually become only paving stones for all to walk on, so why do we spend our lives to accumulate paving stones?
Money is only a medium of exchange to pay for what we need. If Wall Street and Congress, the president and the people, could begin to honestly face our truth about our lives and responsibilities in our world, we could all bottom-line the problem. We are broke because we have spent our fortunes on things we wanted before we secured the things we needed. It will not be easy to correct our problems and set a new course for each of us and all of us, but it is simple. We have to change the ways we think and act, from the highest to the lowest, and embrace the truth that we are all in this together. If one of us will “do the right thing,” others will be encouraged to follow, and we can leave behind the blame game and move forward into the bright future that awaits all who will seek and find the truth and live it.
Kay Dishner is a freelance writer from Texas. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.