Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010:
Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel I chose to pay the Temple tax, even though I told My apostles that we should be exempt from paying because I was the Teacher. I did choose a miraculous way to provide the coin which had to be obtained by catching a fish. It is unusual to find a coin in a fish’s mouth, let alone the very fish that the apostles would catch. This miracle was performed more for the benefit of My apostles’ faith, than just to pay the Temple tax. One of the laws of My Church is to help in its financial support. Just as you need money to run a secular business, so there is money needed for a church and its staff, which is a duty of the parishioners to keep their church viable. I paid the Temple tax to honor this duty of those who attend. So My faithful should follow My example in supporting your own church. Everyone does not have the same capability for helping his or her church. I have asked people to tithe their income for all charities to which they contribute. I have blessed people with My abundance, so some are better able to make sizable donations to My Church than others. Be supportive of your pastors as your finances are able, and also be willing to pray for your priests and donate your time as your talents allow. By sharing your wealth, your talent, and your time, you will be storing up treasure in heaven for your judgment.”