Here, I'll let you read it yourself. I'll wait.
::feeds the cat so he won't keep sitting on her every time she sits down::
Okay. I'm conflicted. The concept behind this--the arbitrary forgiveness of debt--is fascinating. That other people would willingly buy random debt for pennies, and then just forgive it seems like a Christ-like story if ever I heard one.
But it just doesn't seem fiscally responsible, you know? I'm just going to wager a guess that most of the people donating to this cause are members of Occupy Wall Street because, well, they are "the 99%". From the stories I've heard and read about OWS, they seem to attract the "woe is me, I had to take out student loans, and I can't pay them back" crowd. So, instead of paying on their own loans, they're rewarding people who defaulted on their debt--so they can rack up more? (It's statistical. The root of the problem is not solved, just the symptoms.) So, instead of taking care of their own messes, they're giving their money to others, "giving a drunk a drink" if you will. I know, I know. This is an extreme what if scenario, but this is where my mind goes.
Perhaps my heart needs work.
We voted on some financial matters at church this month, and I abstained from voting. My heart is hurting over this, too. Am I faithless? Do I believe that God can do big things? YES, I DO! I sat in church this morning and counted 18--EIGHTEEN!--small children on the steps for the children's sermon, knowing that when we came here, there were three or four children that would be there regularly. God has done big things in our church and I know that he's not done yet. So, why do I have anxiety about the money stuff?
For the same reason the OWS thing seems conflicting to me.
Because I'm selfish and depraved. I'm a sinner. And I have to re-remind myself about God's nature and sovereignty and BIGness, and about the gospel story--every day.