Welfare to welfare

… and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

I do not have the courage Senate Chaplian Barry C Black has (see http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/us/politics/senate-chaplain-shows-his-disapproval-during-morning-prayer.html?ref=todayspaper). However, I see the connection between Jeremiah’s words to Israel newly in exile and the debate about funding and debit celiing, actually most debates in congress.  Congressional debate, at least as presented in the press, is between completely self intrested sides, neither intrested in the welfare of the other. According to Jeremiah, both should listen to the other.  If you prefer a less biblicial model look up the history of Tupelo Mississippi in the late 20s. They were nearly bankrupt when the socialist newspaper publisher convinced the business leaders the best way to save their businesses was to see to the welfare of failing farms. It is an inspiring story.


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