Over the last month there has been huge talk about this Occupy Wall Street movement and the whole 99 percent/1 percent thing. As you know I usually don’t right about politics, because I usually don’t know what I am talking about enough to make any written statement (oops, I guess I just did). And then there’s always the chance that I decide one day to become a politician, I wouldn’t want any blog post from the early part of the century coming back and ruining me. 🙂
Anyway, foolishness aside, I have done some research and study of this whole OWS thing, and I discover this website call the Global Rich List. You can enter you salary and it will tell you where you are on the ‘wealthy scale’ through the entire world. I find this site to be quite fascinated and very very humbling. Try it for yourself.
I assume that many of you are way near the right hand side of this scale. I probably don’t need to point out what that means.
So while you are thinking about how to rationalize all of that I think it’s a good time to read the 112th Psalm
1Praise the LORD.
Blessed are those who fear the LORD,
who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,
who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
they will be remembered forever.
7 They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,
their righteousness endures forever;
their horn will be lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked will see and be vexed,
they will gnash their teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.
As you end this work week and head into another great weekend. Consider your blessings, your generosity and how freely your gifts are being scattered!