My understanding of economic principles is so limited that I must rely on someone else’s expertise. But it doesn’t take a genius to see that many (if not most) Americans feel less secure financially.
What is the silver lining in this dark sky? That is a good question for people of faith to consider.
Churches are acting more like “communities of faith” than before the dollar crunch. Taking care of one another — and those beyond the fold — in times of need is a vital part of being church.
Personal reflection is leading many to realize that we put too much stock in stocks and our self-reliance. Our trust must be built on something more reliable than portfolios.
A few months ago I passed through Phipps Plaza — a trendy mall in Atlanta’s Buckhead community. On display was a eye-catching Bentley Continental GTC convertible.
Its mileage rating was 10 city and 17 highway. It carried a gas guzzler tax of $3,700.
The “suggested retail price” was $222,765 — but I bet you could take it home for closer to 200 grand.
It hard to believe there is — or ever was — a market for a vehicle with such statistics. But then it’s just money. Or is it?