Goodness: Net or Gross?
by Regis Boff
I am secretive about good deeds. I never donate to charities when contacted by them. I don’t give a dollar at the supermarket or movie theater. I only offer help unseen. I never expect a thank you.
I grew up in a simple Methodist Church. The Church said that tithing is “the minimum goal of giving”. It did not specify net or gross. Some people tithed out of their gross income and many from their adjusted gross. The most religiously heroic committed from after-tax income. God can always work on the details later.” To us, He was more an accountant than Deity.