Every Time I See A News Report About Some Church Giving out Money or Gas or Such…

I think of this passage of Scripture, which they obviously haven’t:

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, “that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.  (Matt. 6:1-4)

It seems that those Churches which make sure to get their names in the news because they’ve done something charitable are more interested in publicity than charity.