[quote="gmarie21, post:15, topic:251479"]
Concerned? Sure. But as others have said, my trust is in God. I have worried in the past, but God has provided. This time is a test of faith, and a challenge of priorities, not just on the government level but in each individual's personal life. It is tempting to be jealous of another's savings, I must admit (we have maybe $300 total in savings), but I am working hard with God's Grace to make sure that that jealousy doesn't cross the line into envy. With God's Grace, I am looking at what I am blessed with (and that is A LOT). I am blessed with a lot of family to love, my five senses, indoor plumbing, clean water, a roof over my head, food in my stomach, a car, a job, on and on. Just because I worry if I will be able to pay all my bills each month does not mean I am not blessed. I created my debt mess, but I know if things got worse, I'd still be abundantly blessed than a majority in this world. And to top it off, I live in a country where I don't have to fear my life and liberty to worship God openly.
I happened to turn on EWTN the other day, I think it was Saturday, and there was a show on Catholic Tibetans. These faithful Catholics wait an entire YEAR for a visit from a priest!!!! On Assumption Sunday, they MIGHT get a visiting priest who celebrates Mass in Chinese, which almost none of them can understand (but one villager could understand it and translate for them). They are so happy to have a Mass and here I am taking it for granted - I can go to daily Mass/Adoration if I want to. I can walk around carrying my Bible and I can wear a cross or even a crucifix openly and not fear for my life. My goodness how I am blessed!!!