I took this photo about a month ago.
Then yesterday, I drove by this same station and the numbers had changed just a bit.
Every category was up by 40-44 cents.
No doubt about it, we're headed for $4.00-$5.00 gas by the end of summer.
There are some benefits to rising fuel costs. People drive less, consume less and think more intentionally about how to do things.
High fuel prices are good for public transit, Downtown housing developers, transportation innovators and the environment.
But, there's lots of downside here, as well.
The poor who have cars will be forced to park them. Many of my friends are buying gasoline a gallon at a time.
Most will begin opting for public transportation as much as possible. That's okay for most people, but the rising costs of food, utilities, medical services and just about everything else hits people with limited incomes hardest.
Market forces, when totally unchecked, tend to devour the poor.
Something to think about in church today.
Or, is church all about other matters?