Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Self-reliance can help survive tough times

A recent article in the Kansas City Star points out the fundamentals of surviving in hard times:

Plant a vegetable garden.

Store food and water.

Avoid debt.

Build up savings.

Does this sound familiar? It should. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been encouraging everyone to take these steps to self-reliance for years and years.

Quoting from the article;

“This lifestyle brings peace of mind.”

The Mormon church traces its principle of provident living to Jesus’ teachings on helping others and serving the poor.

“The idea is trying to live selflessly and think about other’s needs and being self-reliant and taking care of oneself, family and neighbors,”

I would ask a question to those who persecute religion and decry religion's involvement in the community and in the world; what are you doing to live selflessly and think about other’s needs and to be self-reliant?

2 comments:

preparednesspro said...

Great advice. It's common sense, but we all have to hear it again sometimes. It's also wise to keep small bills hand as it will be challenging to get change in the event of an emergency. http://tinyurl.com/crxlqd Glad to have found your blog! We've added you to our blogroll at Preparedness Pro & subscribed. Look forward to future posts.

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