Monday, February 02, 2009

The economic mess and what we trust in

Hat tip to Jim Wallis and his facebook status update for linking me to this New York Times editorial by Thomas Friedman from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He says everyone is looking for "the guy" who will tell us how to get out of our economic mess and how to protect our savings, but there is no such guy! We are going to have to live with more uncertainty and with a lower level of trust.

So what does it mean to live with a lower level of trust? Perhaps we have been misplacing our trust. Hmm. I think we need to trust now more than ever, but in our Provider, Jehovah-Jireh. Remember this old song?


Freestyle Theologian said...

Ok... that's quite the old skool churchsong throw back!!! lol. But your right, our trust has been misplaced. Im sure its actually easier to sing about jehovah-Jireh than to live it out with trust and faithfulness.

Christopher B. Brooks said...

Wow. Great post Arloa. Friedman nailed it; this is gonna take awhile!

You should go deep into the impact of the economic situation on the Nonprofit world in Chicago one of these days. That woule be interesting!!