I sometimes sit in church and wonder why we spend so much money, raise so much money, commit to so much for countries so far away. I sometimes sit and wonder why we have services geared to slide-shows, prayers, video presentations, homecoming talks from those who have been to those far away countries.
I have nothing against missionaries. I have nothing against giving money and/or time. We should be helping these poor oppressed people – the bible says so. And my annual income is way bigger than these poor foreign oppressed people. So I can use my wallet. And in thanks for “my wallet” I get to see a really lovely bunch of photos and a slick video presentation some way down the road.
I remember being in church when one such talk/presentation had concluded. After thanking the person for their hard work and lovely pictures, the worship leader made a throwaway comment with a smile –…
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