In this message we continue our series on, ‘The Parable of the Tanking Economy’ with a focus on the topic of unemployment.
“I remember the first day I was out of work.
I felt very alone; as if nobody had ever lost their job…”
A formerly unemployed man
“God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere?...
I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing.”
Psalm 22:1-2 MSG
“The lack of work also damages the spirit… Work is sacred…
Work gives dignity to a family.”
Pope Francis, The Catholic Register, August 19, 2015
“Your worth is not determined by what you do or what you make, but in who you choose to be. My will for you is not WHAT you go through but HOW you go through it. And how I'm hoping you go through it is WITH me... Because I'm here, and you're not alone."
An unemployed woman on God’s take on her
“He has never let you down, never looked the other way
when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening.”
Psalm 22:14 MSG
“You are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.”
1 Peter 2:9-10, MSG