Truth and taxes

Tax time again! For many, the time of year when we calculate and pay our taxes can be less than jubilant. In fact, it can involve worry, fear, or even anger. Is there a better way to look at taxes?

I like to think of taxes as buying something that can be shared with others—for instance, improvements for roads or support for the fire department or local school district. Seen in this way, taxes are a giving of what we have, to help our neighbors and bolster our community. But what if we feel that taxes are not fair, that we are paying a disproportionate percentage of the whole, or that government officials are not doing their part to make smart choices with our money? Or what if we simply don’t have the money to pay what we owe?

Does God hear our prayers?
April 2, 2018

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