We need the Lord’s
instruction and wisdom. We just don’t know enough on our own. It seems foolish
to the world that Christians drop their hard-earned money into the collection
plate every week. They just don’t see a benefit to the preaching of the Word,
the administration of the Sacraments, the sending of missionaries, or to
educating children in the faith. But, from the Lord’s instruction and wisdom,
we know better. Giving teaches us generosity. The work of the Church is the salvation
of mankind, and we are blessed to be called to participate in this way.