Free money now! Pay later? The joyful complications of the stimulus
The other day, my daughter Kennedy, 6, said to me, “The government is giving us a lot of money — for no reason!”
My first reaction was to laugh. It’s always fun to hear a 6-year-old’s interpretation of the news.
But she also got me thinking.
I am grateful that I can put food on my table every day, and that my daughter does not want. I realize that makes me rich compared to much of the world. There are many in our own community who are stressed about food, and for them, I am happy that the new stimulus money will likely relieve that stress for a time.
Through my church, I make a donation every month to help provide the necessities of life for people, and I intend to increase that donation. Maybe we can all find a way to be more generous with what we have.
As I looked at Kennedy’s grin — she knew she was being clever (I think?) — I also felt worried for her. The national debt will likely be a plague in our country some day, and it may be that she and her children will suffer for it.
I pray that our leaders will be wise, for their sakes.