Tithe

Earn as much as you can.
Save as much as you can.
Invest as much as you can.
Give as much as you can.

~ John Wesley
(British clergyman, theologian, and founder of the Methodist movement, 1703-1791)

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So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me. You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Then you, together with the Levites (priests) and the aliens (foreigners) who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.

~ Deuteronomy 26:10-11

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Prayer

I am part of the perpetual circle of giving and receiving.
I give thanks for all that I have received.
I ask to be open to how I might do my small part in giving to others.
May there be joy in both giving and receiving.

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Action

Tithing is the practice of giving 10 percent of your annual income (or services) to the needy. It originated back before government when local communities cared for their own. It’s a response of gratitude and paying it forward.

Tithing can be a challenging subject. What are your thoughts and/or practices on tithing?

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.