“The Church needs to be challenged in heroic giving. No timidity is allowed in proclaiming the Good News and healing of the Gospel. The world’s needs are so great, and the Church’s role in the transformation of the person and of the world so pivotal and essential, that any timidity on the subject is an insult to God.”George Regas
The Alabama Plan works because:
It asks for and receives leadership from the top.
It requires hard work on the part of all those involved.
It rests upon strong reflection on the Old and New Testaments, with particular focus on the mind of Jesus Christ.
What does the Old Testament say about Stewardship?
(That which makes money central, disfigures relationships, dulls self and makes God secondary.)
God has bestowed upon us all that we have and all that we are, freely, with no “small print.” In turn, we consciously seek to live life in the same way, …. living an ever more loving, dignified, sacrificial, compassionate, and forgiving life that models that models Jesus Christ who gave himself freely for us.
Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see. Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear and Grace my fears relieved; How gracious did that Grace appear the hour I first believed. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come, tis Grace hath brought me safe thus far and Grace will bring me home. The Lord has promised good to me. His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Yea when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease, I shall possess, within the veil, a life of joy and peace.John Newton