Friday, October 22, 2010

Anglicans urged to cut spending and save more

From The Bahamas-

With much of the world in a recession to some degree, and a cash flow to which most people had become accustomed no longer existing and the level of spending by citizens and companies at a low, and governments unable to spend in the manner that they have done in the past, in spite of the economic situation, it is not the end of the world, according to Anglican Bishop of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos, the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd.

During his charge at the opening of the 110th Session of Synod at Christ Church Cathedral, Bishop Boyd reminded faithful Anglicans of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands that there is still plenty to be had in both countries and further afield, and that there are many people, inspite of the"recession"who have not experienced a lack, and are able to pay their bills and live.

For those that are having troubles, he said there will be better days in due course, but because of the current situation they are now faced with, bold measures he said are necessary if they are to survive economically and come out of the recession in the best possible condition.
"Like Moses and other great leaders made decisions based on what was right and what was best for God's people, so secular leaders--in government and the private sector--and religious leaders must take stances and make decisions based on what is right and on what is best for all concerned.

One of the most powerful biblical images of stewardship is in Jesus'discussion about the cost of discipleship(Luke 14:25-34). He says:'Suppose one of you want to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?(v.28)'If riding this current wave could be compared to building a tower, then we must"count the cost"of riding it,"รข said Bishop Boyd.

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