The first U.S. coin to bear the inscription "In God We Trust" was a 2-cent piece minted in 1864. The idea for having a motto originated with a Pennsylvania minister who made the suggestion to the Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln.

For millions of people, a more accurate motto might be, "In goods we trust." All the material things money can buy have become such an important part of our lives that God has been pushed into the back seat.

Perhaps the motto, "In God We Trust," is meant to be a constant reminder, especially to us in prosperous America. We should make sacrifices in order to help starving people in other areas of the world and share with the poor and needy in our own neighborhoods. That would be one excellent way of showing that our trust is not in the almighty dollar but in the Almighty God.