Financial Meltdown

Fears about the U.S. economy and European debt are fuelling fears of another financial meltdown. The major banks are in a less healthy position than they were a couple of years ago, and once the August holiday season is over, we can probably expect more equity sell-offs. Even gold prices have fallen, which is contrary to the trend we have seen in recent months. What does this mean for the Churches? I don’t know, but less income and increased need in society for the kind of services the Churches offer the poor and  struggling are a piquant mix.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are not just for Lent. They are a way of preparing for difficult tasks at any time of year. Perhaps we all need to think about our response to the challenge of the times we live in and prepare ourselves for what may be to come. The certainties of yesteryear are gone forever. We must learn to live by the mercy of God.

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3 thoughts on “Financial Meltdown”

  1. ‘The certainties of yesteryear are gone forever. We must learn to live by the mercy of God.’

    Oh how true this is. The Lord has been pressing me through many trials over the past years to learn this lesson well..

    Blessings and +PAX

  2. Grinning and bearing with Godde. What else is there to do? To be on the ready to give a hand to those in need, afraid, lost.
    Thank you for this post. It is so very real 🙂

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