In times of difficulty and times of ease, we are called to remember the goodness of the Lord.
Perhaps it is a little dangerous to talk about economics in church; however, when we see Jesus teaching in parables about workers and their wages and when we remember that we are citizens not only of this world but also of the kingdom of heaven, we ought to stop and ask, “If Jesus Math says one plus one equals three, then what does God’s Economics have to teach us?
Saying, “Thank you” is more than good manners. Counting our blessings is more than a self-help strategy. Gratitude is the power of the gospel at work to increase our faith so that we might take our place as the humble recipients of God’s mercy; so that we might recognize that it is God’s power, not our own, that saves us; so that we might stand alongside those who suffer as a sign of Christ’s own presence.