January/February 2012 Newsbrief → Articles

Save Your Change

By Ananda Ma

Sal-Om all,

Have you thought deeply about tithing? Maybe you have wondered, "What is the reason God demanded that we tithe 10% of the income we are blessed with to His Work?"

God knows what is best for us. It was/is He that reveals to His Prophets what is written in Malachi 3:8:

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

It is God who demands that we tithe. His Prophets just remind us of what God has demanded.

Tithing is the way God has instructed His people to finance the work of His Prophets. Maitreya (GIWH), the Prophet of God (Messiah, Christ, Kalki Avatar, etc.) is now on earth. He has fulfilled the prophecies that God gave whereby we should recognize that He is the one expected by all religions to come with the Plan of God for humanity.

This statement, included in every Newsbrief of the Mission of Maitreya, answers the question in the first paragraph: "We are approaching the implementation phase. If you want to see the Mission to manifest, we need to create a culture of tithing in the Mission where this is done by everyone automatically as their second nature! With the remaining 90% of your income, with some diligence, you can live comfortably in the COLs!"

We ask all of you to do your part. Everyone should tithe.

The best way is for everyone to give tithes. However, do not think for a moment that giving anything you could is not important. Any amount will help the Mission, even $1. It is better for 500 people to give $10 each than for 3 people to give $500 each. The Mission surely is in need of financial help to just keep up with the present expenses.

Another suggestion is: Every time you come home, put your change in a jar. At the end of the month, send what has accumulated in the jar to the Mission to use. Or set up a monthly (recurring) donation for $1 or more. It is easy to do such a thing from the Mission's donations page if you have a Paypal account or credit card (other methods are also usable, email the Mission if you need help with how to donate through your method).

As Prophet Muhammad said: Just saying we believe is not enough. We have to prove we really do by our actions. Financial help is a very important part of implementation of the Mission. We Trust in God, but God also has shown us the way of man. In this world, financial well-being is a part of God's Way!

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