Dear Friends in Christ
I disagree with Mr.Thomas, contributing money ,other than subscription is not a bad idea. Jesus told to leprosy man after he cured, go to the church show yourself to the priests and do the offering which is set by Mosses. Another occation Jesus point out the widow who put all her lvelyhood in the church. So offering money is not a ticket to heaven, we are earning money we should pay 10 % mandatory to church, if not it is personal affair, begging is a profession that is why in many palces it is baned. We have many other ways to help poor, and orphans. On the other hand I will never agree to offer money at parumala church. We can do good things in the name of Parumal tirumeni at our place, or where ever we want.
>Sent: Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 2:46:09
>Subject: [SOCM-FORUM] Re: Parumala Church ,Niranam Church,Puthupally >Church and Thrikunnath Church
>May be no one will agree with my opinion. It is foolish to think that
>Parumala Thirumeni or St: Mary need our money. If someone think that
>by offering good some at the tomb and church you can go to heaven or
>you can get away with anything you need then you are all mistaken.
>Possible this may give some comfort to the people who is offering.