Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday meditation: hard connections

Is there just not enough to go around? Have we reached a point in our national experience that when one group does badly, other groups find that their fate in life takes a definite upturn?

It's not a new question or reality if you look to the internatioanl scene. The fact is American abundance and the loss thereof has contributed to the pain and relief of people from other nations, especially in the so called Third World.

But here at home?

Sure. And, again, not a new phenomenon, just the latest expression of same.

Read for yourself how the current housing crisis among middle class homeowners is affecting our homeless neighbors in a Newsweek story by Matthew Philips, Hope Amid a Downturn.

Tell me what you think.



Cheryl Russell said...

Thanks for the link to the article. It is sad that so many are losing their homes, but I also know some poor families who are getting to purchase their first homes due to forclosures. Who can argue with our homeless neighbors having a place to call home. This is so often the beginning of a new life for them, as once they have an address, they begin to recieve much needed benefits and aide that better equips them to get on their feet. Amen to the groups who are seizing this opportunity to help so many!

Chris said...

I'm not sure what you are saying. Do you mean good economic times in America causes pain in other nations? How could we give millions in foreign aid without a good economy? How could we rebuild Germany after the war without good economic times? Also remember the great depression started in the U.S. and was worldwide.