... Quite frankly I am sick of hearing, reading and discussing the economy. Our nation has been exposed for the greedy materialistic and hedonistic giant that it is... "single issue" voting a socialist dictator into the white house because the economy is all those voters seemed to care about. Don't let them fool you with that tripe mantra 'yes we can' and their claims to have voted for the furher based on his empty promises... they voted for their own self interests reflected in the economy. Period.
Liberals and Washington alike gnash and wail about our wounded economy and people are suddenly finding themselves dining out less and clipping coupons... oh, the humanity...oops, I mean; oh, the economy! The economy having now trumped the value of humanity, might as well get the phrase right.
Chances are if you are reading this right now, you are not destitute and blogging from inside your cardboard box by the dumpster behind the KFC.
Consider yourself blessed.
Here is what has resulted from our floundering economy; family's dining in together over home cooked meals, a concerted effort to take care of the possessions we own instead of throwing them away at the first sign of wear, a more responsible and less wasteful attitude in general, and lastly... the realization that our children won't die and Christmas will still come with only one or two presents under the tree! Imagine!
Maybe those crazy Franciscans were on to something after all, with their unabashed love and embrace of poverty. If you have nothing than you never live in fear of losing it. You never become hostage to your material wealth, but instead live truly free.