An anonymous (but meaningful) reflection…

Orthodox Candles

I have never liked the term “my Church dues.” You see. There really are no Church dues. A person can be a member of the congregation in good standing and still not be able to contribute anything toward the work of the Church. God has never expected anything from individuals who do not have the financial ability to give. Therefore, I like terms as “my Church pledge,” “my Church gift” or “my Church commitment.” Each of these words has the connotation of a voluntary contribution.

When the Apostle Paul spoke to the congregation at Corinth, he said, “Upon the first day of the week, lay thee in store as you have been prospered.” This I believe is the God-pleasing way of giving toward the work of one’s Church. Each week we give as we have been prospered. If all people did this, the Church would have few financial problems.

About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States
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