I have noticed, more than post 9/11 that more people are attending worship and I believe it has to do with the questions they are beginning to ponder in their minds about recent economic events. The issue of money is an overriding issue in my family. It seems to be an anxiety binder upon which we focus, instead of thinking about how we connect meaningfully with one another. So, recent economic events rev up that anxiety in my family. I believe that the hopes and dreams for my future have been squelched since the amounts that were on paper in my investments and pension is reduced so drastically. That has caused me to think about today and what is important in my life right now, and live that out rather than getting very invested in my economic dreams for tomorrow.
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