Prøv tiende. Helt seriøst.

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Denne månedens spalte i Vårt Land sto på trykk i går. Da jeg skrev den, hadde jeg dette bildet i bakhodet. Jeg oppdaget at kunstneren gikk bort denne helgen, bare 74 år gammel. Jeg er så glad i bildene hans…

Jeg vet at historien om enkens skjerv egentlig ikke handler om tiende, men jeg elsker sitatet fra Gordon B. Hinckley’s intervju i 1990 med Mike Wallace på 60 minutes: 

“I keep on the credenza behind my desk a widow’s mite that was given me in Jerusalem many years ago as a reminder, a constant reminder, of the sanctity of the funds with which we have to deal. They come from the widow, they are her offering as well as the tithe of the rich man, and they are to be used with care and discretion for the purposes of the Lord. We treat them carefully and safeguard them and try in every way that we can to see that they are used as we feel the Lord would have them used for the upbuilding of His work and the betterment of people.”

For meg handler tiende mer om tro enn om penger. Dessuten tenker jeg at alt jeg har, har jeg fått fra Herren. Alt er jo egentlig Hans! Han ber oss bare betale 10% tilbake, og så brukes det på oss uansett!

 

 

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