Ignoring the Fiscal Cliff–Relatively

Too many of my friends and relatives are panicking over the news.

Maybe I’m finally figuring things out.

The “tit for tat,” over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” since minutes after Obama was reelected, has largely made no impact on my attitude about America’s future.

Here’s the bottom line.

As far as I’m concerned, we went over the cliff when we gave the President four more years.

Whatever dates and deadlines come and go are inconsequential to the bigger picture of what we have become as a nation.

Hoping in men now, in a country where God and Holiness seems to be an inconvenience, is an uphill battle that only a miracle can cure.

But…and this is a big “but,” miraculously our relatives alone can save us.

Please check out today’s reading from Galatians 4 to learn which relatives I mean.

(Just like the super-wealthy young man, destined to inherit millions, who walks into a party, and all the girls whisper about how secure they’d be if they could marry him, so do we have a filial connection that earthly woes cannot harm.)

Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under the law,
to ransom those under the law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons.
As proof that you are sons,
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
crying out, “Abba, Father!”
So you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son then also an heir, through God.

We are the brothers and sisters to Christ, fellow heirs of the Father, born unto women, under the law, yet adopted into a heavenly family, that St. Paul is talking about.

Legally speaking, the adoption occurred –our “fullness of time”– when the Spirit of His Son came into our hearts.

How could there be any bad news?

Don’t forget, Jesus had it rough too…living under evil leaders, watching politicians argue incessantly, yet never once did He lose sight of His promised seat at the right hand of the Father.

How do you see your future now?

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One Response to “Ignoring the Fiscal Cliff–Relatively”

  1. dhuisjen2 Says:

    Again I have a different perspective… here on how eschatology and politics go together: http://huisjenphilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/if-the-world-might-end/

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