The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 6, 2013

Give instead of take

The Commercial-News

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I hear a lot of black churches talking about things in the name of Jesus Christ, but I don’t see them giving in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus was not about money. With some of these pastors, give them 30 pieces of silver and they will sell out quickly. For them, it’s all about what you can get and not about what you can give.

I never saw where a pastor needs to live like a king with all of his parishioners giving him their weight in gold. But what do I know? I’m just an old World War II tank crewman. It just seems the church is too much about giving money to the preacher and too little about giving to those in need.

We have young men with their pants hanging down and girls having babies, and all the church can talk about is raising more money.

The struggle continues ...

Eugene Thompson