I've been struggling with this term, Investing for the Future, for some time now. Especially when someone wants to spend money I don't think should be spent. I didn't know why it was a struggle, until now.
I find it hard to grasp the concept of spending one's few earned dollars on investing in stocks, property, gold, jewelry and the such, knowing the gain is elusive.
I do find it a worthy investment to take my few earned dollars and invest them in people. Cultivating relationships, creating bonds of friendship, mentoring while breaking bread or sipping coffee/tea.
Now that to me is true Investing for the Future.
All of us should take time to be "pastorally present" to one another. We don't have to do much. Just learning to be comfortable with one another will go a long way to healing our hurts.
A Look Inside My Search
In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.