What to do with the offerings?
Three priests were conversing about their churches and how things were run. The first priest asked the others, “How do you determine what amount of the Sunday offerings plate goes to God and the poor and what amount goes to you and the church?”
The other two looked at one another but didn’t answer so the first priest said, “I’ll go first. What I do is I draw a line through the middle of the room, I place all the money in one tray and throw it into the air. What ever lands on the right side goes to God and the poor. What ever lands left, I get to keep.”
The second priest says, “Well our church is a bit larger than yours and our cost’s there for more. So what I do is I draw a circle in the middle of the floor and put all the money in one tray, then I throw it up in the air and whatever lands inside the circle goes to God and the poor and what ever is outside I get to keep.”
The third priest says, “well my parish isn’t all that big, but my method is similar. I place all the money in one tray and throw it up in the air, what ever God keeps up in the air he and the poor can have.”