There aren’t many more awkward situations than when you invite a neighbor to church, and within 20 minutes of them being there, they get passed the “plate”. You can try to downplay it all you want, but their perception is their reality; God is in it for the money.
A little introduction is necessary... I'm a follower of Jesus, husband to the most unbelievable woman on the planet, father to a handful of kids and President of The Mentoring Alliance. God's grace has changed me and justice for little ones drives me.