ARE we going the right way, are we going the wrong way? What lies at the end of the road? Will our country attain the security we long for? What is the right solution to our economic problem? Do we have to keep emulating those other nations or learn a lesson from their failures?
As questions like these lurk and challenge our personal and collective security, we can say that ‘if others could, we could do too’. But discipline is needed. Only I wish to state that the Gospel truth has proposed an infallible economic solution.
First, that our Heavenly Father takes care of us. Yet He expects us to seek and work for His Kingdom. [Read Mt. 6:24-34]. Secondly, He expects us to live a life of dedicated service. “Judge not and ye shall not be judged; forgive and ye shall be forgiven; give and it shall be given unto you; according to the measure you give, they shall pour back to you the same measure, overflowing” (Lk. 6:36-38). If you take care and develop the little that you have (time, talents, treasure) you will be given more and you shall abound; but if you neglect to develop what little you have, you will even lose that. [Read Mt. 25:21-29; Lk. 16:10; Lk. 19:17-20].