The Loudmouth Protestant

September 25, 2008

Building Eternity

Filed under: God,life,randomness — nickisym @ 10:33 pm
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As the financial systems set before us crumble before our eyes, I am faced with the task of thinking about what all of this means.

Prior to the crippling news of the past two weeks, I’ve been thinking about the treasures we keep storing up for ourselves on this earth. I keep thinking about how absolutely meaningless it all is. Greed and corruption are tearing our country apart. The reason we are in the midst of this great financial crisis is because of the greed of people. The greed of lenders, the greed of borrowers, the greed of government, the greed of financial institutions. It’s insipid and disturbing. We are all in such distress right now because we are losing money, the same money which we don’t have enough time to even spend or enough foresight to do something greater with. 

In light of all of this distress, I wanted to share something I read from “The Sacramental Life.” I share this in hopes that it will be able to give someone perspective–myself included–about the money we are trying to hold on to for dear life. We can’t take this money with us. As much as we have it and as much as we’ll get it, it won’t make us any happier. Our money says “In God We Trust,” but we are operating contrary to that and even smacking of ignorance to the scripture that says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Well, that’s enough from me. Here’s what I wanted to share:

“O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen”


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