Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spiritual Benefits of an Economic Downturn

The economy is tough for a lot of people. For some, it's time to get a second or third job in order to support their family. For others, it's time to reassess their lives and priorities in order to find a new "normal." Here's a quote from John B. Cobb that speaks to our current ecomomic situation well:

"For people who consume too much in the first place, the loss of wealth – when wealth has become a god in one’s life - offers the opportunity for entering into a more genuine faith: faith in God. The fruits of this faith are an inner peace, a trust that no matter what happens there is a greater love in which all are enfolded, and also a desire to serve the real needs of other people and other living beings..."

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