From Law To Love
Thanks be to God, I outgrew that stage of my life.In a blink of an eye, it just happened. All of a sudden, Iloved taking a bath everyday.Why did I change?Because I had a crush on a pretty classmate namedMercedes, who had bewitching dimples and smelled of
.Taking a bath was no longer a
for me.It was a
.Of course, no matter what I did, Ms. Chocnut never lookedtwice at me. Because I was still ugly during those days. (Indeed,your past does not define your future.)Still, her dimples gave me a lovely reason to shower daily.Let me now bring you to my main message…
Tithing Was An Old Testament Law
I’m a Catholic. (I love our Church—warts, sins, andblemishes. It makes me more convinced of God’s mercy.)In all the years as a Catholic, I’ve yet to hear a clearteaching on Tithing. Here’s why: Because Catholic Theology sayswe’re not bound by the Old Testament Law of Tithing, but by theNew Testament Law of Generosity.I agree. But we’ve failed in generosity too!Catholics are known as having the noisiest offerings in theworld. “Klang, kleng, kling, klong, klung…” Because everyonegives coins.One man said, “Catholics aren’t Tithers, they’re Tippers.” Many Catholics don’t even know what Tithing is.Thus, we’re missing out on the many blessings of Tithing.