Not just those who belong to communities,
or those on welfare support,
or those responsible for the monies of others.
Ruth Burgess writes,
"And then, there are the questions.
What counts as necessary to life?:
Good food? Broadband? Keeping warm in winter?
And what about air miles relating to food,
my time used in ratio to the speed of my computer,
and should I install a fuel-efficient boiler this year?
Plus the biggies:
Can I justify hanging on to my capital?
And is it OK to reire next year at sixty?
Nobody can sort this out on their own;
that's why we belong in community."
May we be attentive today to the blessings money brings us,
and ask to be mindful of how we can use our money for the common good.