Paraphrasing Luke 14:28-29 Live Within Your Means

So the New York Times writes an article that gets on the case of the Mormon Church for having enough money to complete its building projects even with the economic downturn.

Hat tip to Mark Gibbons, the project lead, for the following quote:

“For which of you intending to build a tower does not first count the cost
to see if he have money to complete, so he doesn’t look like a fool,” said Mr.
Gibbons, paraphrasing Luke 14:28-29. “We set aside reserves to build this
project, we counted the cost before we started, and we have the resources to

The "so he doesn't look like a fool" had me falling out of my chair with laughter.

And who can help but laugh at Jason Mathis' statement:

“We don’t have a Microsoft or Coca-Cola,” said Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown Alliance. “In many ways, the L.D.S. church fills that role.”

Yes Mr. Mathis, because the L.D.S. church writes software and bottles beverages.

Linda Baker, the author, did a nice job on the article. It made me laugh in some places and emphasized the wealth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Again, Mr. Gibbons has a great quote.

1 comment:

Michaela Stephens said...

It sounds like the tendency in downturns is to make annoyed noises at any entity that is still doing okay.

The Lord's goal for the church for at least 179 years has been to make it independent of all earthly powers.