The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

June 13, 2013

Your View: Give until it hurts

JOPLIN, Mo. — Millions of people in Southeast Asia go to bed hungry as the cost of food takes more than half of their meager incomes.

A lot of food is given to Africa to feed the starving. High demand creates high prices.

It is projected that the population of American cities will grow by 93 million in 37 years. This is more people than in America in 1900.

This population will be disproportionately poor women raising more children than they can afford to feed.

Jesus gave responsibility for their care to the wealthy and the church.

Jesus wants Newt Gingrich to sell everything he has and give to the poor until it hurts (Mark 10: 21-22).

You can better afford your share by not building elaborate churches that cost a fortune to maintain, and by not contributing to religious hierarchies who live in luxury.

That includes wealthy televangelists who glorify themselves and live in shameless luxury.

Laughter wakes up sleepy listeners in church. I kept them awake by making my sermons interesting. Televangelists keep listeners awake for an important announcement: “Get on the telephone and make your pledge, I will send you a beautiful keepsake personally autographed by my machine.”

Steve Goebel

Joplin

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