Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's a sad, sad, time....

Wow... anyone else listening to the news lately????
These HUGE financial institutions going down, banks closing their doors, factories rotting in the weather, people losing their jobs....
I know around here, being the Motor City and all.... we are really feeling the hurt.... People are losing their manufacturing jobs left and right.... along with it goes their benefits and such.... it also affects the communities. Restaurants are closing, stores are cutting back or closing, crime is going up. Yes... although the big D has gone down in violent crime... it has not gone down in not so violent crime.....
In the past week, two Catholic churches have been broken into and trashed.
The first one, the thieves broke into the safes and not only took money but took chalices and candles sticks and such....
Sunday night, Our church was broken into.....
They trashed the offices and broke into the safe and stole our offering money.
I guess if you own a liquor store, or a gas station, or something like that, you kinda expect to be robbed. I personally have been robbed while working at a Burger King at 2am.... it happens... but how low does one have to be to rob a church???? Seriously.... a church.... Many in our church are struggling.... us included... yet we give what we can... as I know most do.... and to have someone break in and take what we have given to go towards the functions of the church.... it just really gets me.
I pray that they money they got, they will use for good. Not for alcohol or drugs, or sex...but for good... maybe it was a desperate attempt to keep their home.... or to put food on the table for their kids.... I can only hope that the money makes a true difference in their lives.... and isnt something they blow on useless junk.

Here is the link to the News Story... http://tinyurl.com/6rof27

I cannot believe that there are still some people who refuse to see the economy today for what it is. This is only going to get worse as people continue to struggle. The crime rate will continue to rise.... more people are going to lose their hard earned money to petty crimes....more are going to struggle.... I can only hope that people remember the situation of the economy in November....

2 comments:

Rhonda said...

It is truly a very sad time for our entire economy and financial stability.
Hard for anyone to close their eyes and not see the truth and can't even begin to imagine someone robbing a church, unreal
:-(
Rhonda

Gwen, Jenny, & Mia said...

Wow! that is so sad. I hope your church is able to clean up and the people caught who did it.