In the last post, I asked how your faith has affected how you deal with the current economic troubles. A wonderful response came by e-mail from the Rev. John Hewett, senior minister at First Baptist Church in Monroe. With his permission, I am publishing it here.
I have rediscovered books bought but never read, trails driven by but never walked, relationships remembered but no longer nourished.
I have learned to savor things still available for free: quietness, laughter, rest, touch, smiles, tears.
I've been forced to trust in God rather than the work of my own hands or the safety of my retirement account.
I've rediscovered the joy of prayer without ceasing.
If it's true that God cannot pour God's riches into hands that are already full, the best gift we could gain at this moment is the gift of empty hands.
To which I add a fervent "Amen!"