This morning, the week after the bailout package passed, the DOW dropped below 10,000 for the first time in quite a while. Sounds like the worst is yet to come, and the promise of the bailout package wasn’t enough to stabilize global markets, at least not right away.
I’m not Catholic, but I had to agree with Pope Benedict XVI’s words this morning:
Pope Benedict XVI says the global financial crisis show the futility of money and ambition.
Benedict says that “now with the collapse of big banks we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance.” He urges those who build their lives “only on things that are visible, such as success, career, money” to keep that in mind.
The pontiff was speaking Monday as he opened the works of a meeting of 253 bishops at the Vatican.
Benedict says “the only solid reality is the word of God.”
As Proverbs says:
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:5
good post. Why worry about things that are out of your control. Its times like these that show who is in control. He will always make sure you have all that you need. We will get through this just like every time before.
Isn’t is wonderful to know (I mean, really know) that God is in control. No matter what happens…….
The comfort this brings cannot be measured.
NO money or fancy house, big savings balance or flash car can come anywhere near the luxury of handing it all over to the Great Man above and asking for his guidance & protection.
carl michael suarez says
yes that’s we just need to realistic in our dealing with money matters,I encourage eveyone to try the website (Christian Growth Ministries)AND look for David Venable Book”LIGHT ON FINANCES”