One thing about this financial crisis for sure: it's creating a deep spirit of detachment in me.
So what happens if the economy completely tanks? What if the stock market loses 90% of its value, or more, as it did eventually after the crash of '29? (From which it took over 20 years to recover to the same level, by the way.) What if all our responsible saving-for-a-rainy-day is for nought?
Well, then we start over. We learn to get along with almost nothing. We combine our skills in the family and figure out what is valuable in a barter economy. (See what I mean? I'm really feeling apocalyptic about all this.)
And we learn to completely trust in God for everything.
The Anchoress is imploring people to pray for wisdom for our leaders. Absolutely do that (I know most everyone who reads this little blog already does), and pray for detachment for all of us.
Another thought, about what we do going forward should the worst happen, from Grand Rants (via the Anchoress).
We will feel this impact, potentially, for years to come. And that’s only if we do this the right way… the HARD way. But this is not necessarily a bad thing completely. In point of fact, it’s actually an opportunity for us to “right” this ship we’re on.
Read the whole thing; it's good, and it sums up what I've been feeling. We'll do what must be done.
Lots of people in the blogosphere have written, "jokingly", about the coming Revolution. Others have written, with a wry between-the-lines smile, about being in the Resistance.
Read me right: I'm not wishing for a financial and governmental meltdown, not by a long shot. No sane person would ever hope for such a thing with all the misery it will bring.
But if it must come, then maybe it will be an opportunity, as Grand Rants says.
If only we didn't have to learn the hard way... but it doesn't look like there's going to be an easy way out of this.