My good friend is Protestant and has been obsessing over a recent sermon given on tithing. From what I understand he basically said you must give 10% of your gross income to the church (specifically that church). Other things you give outside of that are considered extra - donations to other organizations, time, talents etc.
Basically she feels guilty for not giving a full 10% to her church and it is weighing heavy on her. They struggle to make ends meet as it is. I don’t know what scriptures he used to back up his sermon but she respects him because he has a PhD in theology. sigh
At my parish and most I have attended we are asked to give in accordance with the blessings God has given us. Our contributions don’t have to be to the Church and don’t necessarily have to be monetary.
Does anyone have any guidance as to what I can say to her? She will respond best to scripture vs. just telling her the Catholic view.