According to the article, U.S. Credit Downgraded: S&P Reduces Rating To AA+, “The United States has lost its sterling credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. The credit rating agency on Friday lowered the nation’s AAA rating for the first time since granting it in 1917. The move came less than a week after a gridlocked Congress finally agreed to spending cuts that would reduce the debt by more than $2 trillion – a tumultuous process that contributed to convulsions in financial markets” (www.huffingtonpost.com).
My favorite phrase, “you have done it now” goes out to the Democrats and Republicans for haggling with President Barack Obama over raising the debt ceiling. A house divided cannot stand and our government proved it this week.
If leadership and its members do not come to an agreement, it creates chaos. Yes, they finally came to an agreement but according to the Standard & Poor’s credit rating downgrade, it was too late.
Let me bring it closer to home. An example is that I am the assistant director for First Baptist Church of Glenarden’s women’s magazine, Grace. First Lady Trina Jenkins is the director, Family Life Ministries Department & Women’s Ministry Group and Barbara Holt Streeter is the director. The key to us getting out an issue during every cycle is that we all work in unity along with the members.
Confusion occurs, if I would try to go over their heads or ignore instructions that would create havoc and/or slow down the process. And if leadership didn’t consider my ideas and the members didn’t do their part by trying to adhere to the deadlines.
But as the subordinate, I realize the final decision comes from the head because it is about putting out a magazine that falls in line with the vision of Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. and First Baptist that will appear to the masses.
That is what happens in the real world. Understanding, working together and respect creates unity. And if these principles are applied in government, it will work there, too. Separate parties (Democrat and Republicans) coming together with President Barack Obama for the good of the people.
Maybe they need to read the Scripture that God gave my pastor for our church this year regarding unity, Psalm 133:1-3? In order for anything to run properly, you have to operate in it.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
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