Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Brief thoughts on a Wednesday morning

Thomas Jefferson:

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

I found this quote as I was looking for a "thought for the day" for our bulletin. It seems that we have strayed far from Jefferson's hopes for the parallel paths of wisdom and power.

On a totally unrelated note, I read in The Week this week that 61% of Americans truly believe that God wants them to be financially prosperous. Ummmm...


Patrick said...

I read that statistic in the Time magazine article from last week ("Does God Want Us to be Rich?"). To me, the more surprising one was that 31% of Americans believe that if they give their money to God, God will give them MORE money.