Do You Have Cirrhosis of the Giver?

“There is a disease which is particularly virulent in this part of the twentieth century.  It is called cirrhosis of the giver.  It was actually discovered about 34 A.D., and ran a terminal course in a couple named Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5).  It is an acute condition which renders the patient’s hand immobile when it attempts to move from the billfold to the offering plate.  The remedy is to remove the afflicted from the House of God, since it is clinically observable that this condition disappears in alternative environments such as golf courses or clubs or restaurants.”

— Kent Hughes, Mark, Volume II.  1989, p. 134.


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