Here’s from Nadia Bolz-Weber’s memoire, Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint: “(The disciples) forgot that they have a God who created the universe out of “nothing,” that can put flesh on dry bones “nothing,” that can put life in a dusty womb “nothing.” I mean, let’s face it, “nothing” is God’s favorite material to work with. Perhaps God looks upon that which we dismiss as nothing, insignificant, and worthless, and says ‘Ha! Now that I can do something with.'”
According to University of Missouri economics professor Stephanie Kelton, both Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke have assured us that it isn’t possible for the federal government to run out of money because Congress has authorized the Federal Reserve to create as much money as it sees fit – out of nothing – forever.
The hand-written note taped to the ticket box at the meat counter this weekend read, “First digit is a letter. (A 01)” Judging from its appearance, the note had been there for a while, and judging from its tone, the meat department had lost patience with its customers.
But the ticket sticking out of the ticket box as I approached it was none other than A 01, and I thought, “Is this a sign?! What were the chances?” Then I thought, “The chances were at least one in however many tickets there are on a roll. This happens probably two or three times a day.”