All posts tagged: God’s strength

Turning Weakness on its Head

In my (admittedly Gen Y) lifetime, I have never seen Tassie brought so low. A crumbling economy is seeing businesses calling the administrators in domino effect. One after the other after the other… I’m seeing families, their hearts stretched across Bass Strait as He is forced to take work interstate and She stays behind to look after the kids and the home. Once every six weeks they grip each other tightly and wish it could be different. There are men who have worked one job for decades, who have one skill practiced to perfection. These men have been turned out and told to learn a new skill, to pick up what work they can elsewhere. Dignity and pride have taken a beating. Depression and despair are pervading. I see a government floundering under the burden of such a dire economic scene and its response is to deflect attention to social reform. Get the people hot-tempered about gay marriage, euthanasia and surrogacy so that they forget the chilly climate of need in our state.  Particularly chilly for …