The following is an opinion piece contributed by Fernando Borbon A, and does not represent the official stance of this magazine - Ed.
I will always say that 2009 is a good year for me, a Year of Blessing, and it is for you as well; but whether you agree depends on how you look at it. Is this an evil crisis But whom does it hurt It is I who am the real crisis.
A crisis exists; this is a reality. But people say that the one affecting us is an economic crisis or time of recession in the United States. What is the truth here What was the reason that caused this crisis And today is it said that it is the world
In the United States, the crisis began when they started to live without God; they asked where the God who allowed them to live through the crisis is. However, everybody knows that they will provoke a social crisis and the loss of values. What happened to the US, which was a progressive and pacific country with big economic, social and political development
The current politicians do not have the values that many governments inherited from President Abraham Lincoln. He taught us that he solved his problems by praying. When they asked him about when he had a big problem in the Oval Office with his ministers of state, he said, "I leave the meeting a few minutesand go away to pray, and I pray. When I return, I can make the decision." Jesus Christ solves what we can’t and he said this with wisdom and humility.
Also we remember President Thomas Jefferson who always expressed criticism and knowledge without any self-importance because the United States was becoming a major potency at that time; he used to express that all the time,“Without God and without the Bible, it is not possible to Govern.”
And do we wonder yet what caused the crisis of 2009 We know that everything began in the loss of elementary morals in the United States and in most of the countries of the world.
An example of the contrary is that of Korea; an increasing economy, a destroyed country half a century ago and today they are turning into fourth. A major economy of Asia and 12th in the world, and very soon it will happen to occupy the first places displacing other countries. Also, Korea is an Asian country of major digital government, like it is in the Americas, in Costa Rica. The reasons for this are easy to understand - hard-working people in the beginning and laws related to the Bible.
At the present time, with the blessing of having for President of the Republic of Korea Elder Lee Myung-bak, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, expert in the Bible, and affectionate and fearful of God.
Let's remember that the economic crisis is not new at all; across the centuries these have come repeatedly. Never history to forget, and a great school for our economists is Joseph, the son of Jacob who was the Hebrew that God used to save and to raise Egypt out of the crisis that we know as the 7 weak cows. The Bible explains to us about the perfect plan of Jehovah in this crisis.
Albert Einstein taught us on having referred to the crisis: Let's not expect that things change, if we always do the same thing. The crisis is the greatest blessing that can happen to people and countries because the crisis brings progress. Creativity gives anxiety as the day gives the dark night. It is in crisis that the imagination is born, the discoveries and the great strategies.
The one who overcomes the crisis betters himself without remaining the same. The one who attributes his defeats and penuries to the crisis forces his own talent and respects more the problems than the solutions. The real crisis is the crisis of incompetence. The objection of people and countries to find exits and solutions is indolence. Without the crisis there are no challenges and life is a routine, a slow agony. Without crisis there are no merits. It is crisis where you can see the best of each one because without crisis all wind is a caress. To speak about crisis is to promote it and to be quiet in the crisis is to exalt in conformity. Instead of this, let's work hard. Let's finish at once with the only threatening crisis which is the tragedy of not wanting to fight to overcome routine; this is the way that Einstein taught us.
Albert Einstein from very young recognized Lord Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Now you will be able to understand where so much wisdom is; the Bible says: all wisdom comes from God. You already know, if you want to ask for it, that God gives it. Albert Einstein always asked for it, in this way he confessed it as a student and recognized the Bible like an inventor as the greatest and the most wonderful book to obtain wisdom.
Cheer up, go ahead; this 2009 is a Good Year, a Year of Blessing for you.