Church finances were a little tight, so the pastor took extra time this particular Sunday to emphasize the importance of everyone giving their tithes and offerings. He went on to challenge the people to give enthusiastically because . . .
II Corinthians 9:7 says, “God loves a cheerful giver.”
As the plate was passed, a little boy in the second pew, quickly slipped off his neck tie and placed it into the offering plate. His mother, absolutely mortified, asked him what in the world he thought he was doing.
The boy replied, “The pastor said put your ties in the offering plate and do it joyfully. I love that man!”