This past Sunday, a friend of mine was in a car accident on her way to church. During the coffee/fellowship break (the contemporary version of “passing the peace”), the pastor announced it to the church, mentioning that it was the 2nd time my friend has been hit on her way to church. He asked, “Have you been tithing?” The church broke into laughter.
Now, I’ve been to churches where this question would have been asked seriously; or at the last, it would never have been the subject of a joke. The fact that the church treats the “tithe superstition” as a joke is a great sign that you’re in a grace-filled church.
Ain’t freedom grand?