Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stock Market, Retirement Accounts, and bailout, Where's God

It is hard to do anything without being reminded of the current fiscal situation on Wall Street. It makes all of us a little, if not very, nervous over the future. We wonder, will we have enough to retire, will we have enough for college, will we have enough for a home, and the list goes on and on. We look at history and attempt to stay calm, patient, serve in our vocations, and ride out the storm. However, it does become very difficult within the church when people are losing jobs, finances are tough, and people have a hard time seeing the blessings in their lives.

What is amazing is how much we will worry about what might happen tomorrow, when we have absolutely no control. With our salvation being set through our Baptismal identity, we are pointed to Jesus' words on the mount in Matthew 6. "Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

God is in control and He have proven through the cross that He will take care of us. Continue steadfast in your vocations, hear the Word, receive the body and blood of Christ, and let today be today and let tomorrow take care of itself.

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