|Rev. Will Campbell|
As far as I know, today that “ecclesiastical silo” still stands.
It is tricky to put your money where your mouth is. The idea of tithing, giving one tenth of your earnings… gross, by the way, not net… is crazy, impossible, and not important. Why give away your hard-earned money?
Will Campbell told us why… because if we TRULY care, then we sell and give away. We put our money where our mouths are. If we don't, then we've proven that we really don’t care that much at all.
The reality is that money is power, which is why we want to keep it. With money we have choices, we have options, we have influence, we have our needs and wants met… without money, we have only bad or worse choices, few options, no influence, and our needs - let alone our wants - are not met… which is how almost half of the world’s population lives (3 billion people live on $2.50/day or less).
More than how we vote, what we think we believe, or what we say… how we spend “our” money and “our” time tells more about what we truly care about than all the rest of it put together.
If we care about the poor, peace, justice, racial equality, and all those great ideas, then it is time to put our money to good use and make a better world possible.