I wrote a blog awhile back about how little “charities” actually help the ones they collect money to help. All I can figure is they collect money to fund big salaries for themselves and appreciate everyone’s giving generosity.
The last post was about someone I knew who needed help with a utility bill and was referred to a place that had voice mail to answer the phone when it rang (that saves money on paying a secretary, I guess) and the caller was instructed to leave his name and number and what he was requesting. He would be called back. Time passed and two days after his bill was due, he got a call back that went to his voice mail and the woman leaving the message said she was from the charity and would be able to help two people that month. (Late fee alone had by now been added to the cost.) But she said she had a list of 20 people and would be calling them in order and would help the first two who answered the phone. He could call back, but her line might be busy as she would be calling the other people on her list.
Someone else yesterday contacted a local church she’d been attending for over a year. She told them she needed help with her utility bill and was referred to the charity that did not help her male friend a few months earlier.
So what does the church collect money for? Did God say to collect tithes and offerings so you can have a big salary if you work for the church? Are the widows and orphans to go now to somewhere else to get help because the church has a convenient place to send anyone who asks for help?
Perhaps any church goer, donator, member needs to research where his offerings are being spent after he lets go of them. Perhaps any senior citizen needs to put more thought in where they leave their wealth when they leave this earth.