i have been thinking how can this "economic colapse" the media likes to talk about can possibly be a good thing for me, my family or friends or the world in large? and esp. that after the full appearance of Moshiach such concepts as economic collapse will become obsolete. so i have come up with the answer. in a world which is perfect the concept of money has to have its proper place and standing, meaning that money is not the meaning of our lives. we use money to purchase what we need and want, but when we make our wants the most important and money making becomes the life pursuit, and takes precedence over family, morality, G-d, etc. then we have a world which does not see the truth, yet. so since the world is ready for moshiach the whole concept of living for money is collapsing in front of our eyes. sorry if you thought you're gonna make it big soon, G-d is breaking the false desire for money right in front of our eyes. Not one person should be poor G-d forbid, we should all have what we need and and even a lot of what we want, just the nastiness which sometimes comes with money hunger should be eleviated.
a poem by my good friend Gregory currently residing in the beautiful state of Colorado...
This was somewhat inspired by a certain Chabadnik we both know. It says in the Talmud somewhere that a man should find a Rav and learn from him. Shabbat Shalom.
Gregory 06/07/08, 2:45 AM One Man's Happiness
He's coming home, the work is done for now An average little house whose worth cannot be measured Because there's more to life than wealth No car, no big TV can equal happiness True happiness is found in family
The door swings open and he sees her there A wife whose smile is warmer than the sun Whose love is without limits Remember that she works as hard as you And do not ever take this love for granted
He sees his child crawling on the floor A little girl too young to stand alone Her babble rarely forms a sentence But her laughter fills the house She hears a melody and falls asleep Just like an angel ...
I pray to God that I can be this man That there will come a day my searching will be over That I survive these trying times and find a better world Where honor and hard work are worth a damn And men will prove that they are men by not running away That I willl care about much more than just myself That I will find a love that is worth keeping.