The Reflecting Gold Bible Study has arrived… We live in uneasy times. Riots have torn up our cities, and the political atmosphere is charged with tension. The pandemic has forced us into isolation. Masks cover smiles. People fear we are losing our freedom because of Covid 19 restrictions. A look back in history reveals similar situations. Just after the American Revolution, our new nation tried to function under the Articles of Confederation. The nation had no currency, and most people used foreign coins. Continentals, dollars the Continental Congress printed to pay for the war, had little value. Cash-poor citizens faced huge tax bills as each state tried to pay off the war debts. The new nation seemed doomed to failure. Emotional temperatures boiled… does this sound familar to what we are living today?