Do we ever learn?

January 24, 2018

I remember when gas first got to the dollar mark. There was speculation about how high the price could and would go.   The experts spoke about the impact rising fuel prices would have on the economy and anti-poverty groups warned of the consequences the increased heating oil costs would have on the poor.

There was a great deal of talk about ending our dependence on fossil fuels and conservation was the order of the day. When we bragged about our cars, mileage topped the list of bragging rights.
We had learned our lesson, or not. That was forty years ago, and people were outraged that the big oil companies were gouging us by charging a buck a gallon for gasoline.

Then we got used to the price and conservation was a hassle, SUVs were more fun than little cars and here we are today.   Gas is over five dollars a gallon and we are still dependent on fossil fuels and will be until it’s gone.

Sometimes we get a wake-up call to evaluate our relationship with God. Maybe a sickness, a death or a natural disaster and so we begin to pray, go back to church and start reading our bibles.

And that’s good, of course, it would be better if it lasted.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

 


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