Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Today our economy is God reminding us how the world is working. In the readjustment period, we must re-evaluate our definition of success. What is success? How are we contributing to our families emotionally or spiritually? Are we praying with and for them? Are we listening to them vent? Are we celebrating their accomplishments and efforts? Are we praising simply their existence in our lives? Also what about picking up all around the house, and where ever efforts and attention are needed? Babysitting? Chores? Housekeeping? Errands? Are we volunteering in our community at the hospital, school, food pantries, or prisons? What community are we building? After all, exploitation occurs in the lack of community, is the destruction of community, and to build love, to build community. This is the Golden Rule. This is Matthew 25. This is even MORE important than financial contributions to the family, because even the breadwinners still must hold down and maintain the others. However, if folks are out of work, they are given by God this surprising opportunity to use their talents elsewhere, aside from burying them in the earth.
Let us pray for us all in these matters, as Jesus said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible!"