A lot of folks never come to church because they are afraid of the God-police showing up. THE question isn't "Are you pure and clean?" but "Are you going on to perfection?" That's what John Wesley would say. He didn't fault people for having dirty hands. He showed them the line for the sink. He didn't condemn folk for not having arrived at holiness. He just wanted to make sure that they were on their way.
Whether we have a bit of meal like the widow in Zarephath or two copper coins like the widow in Mark's Gospel or some time on our hands and some hard-won wisdom, we have a gift to give and God has chosen us to give it. See also Mark 12:41-44.
Lisa Jacobs called us all to account in her sermon on September 30. You thought it was so good, you cheered. Well, this is the sequel. I have a pulpit-side chat with you about the church and its finances and its future filled with hope. I promise to be as honest as Lisa was. If you've ever wondered what's really going on and where we're really going, this would be a good sermon to read.