As a kid, our family struggled financially, and as a result, I rarely got an allowance. But when I did, I was taught to give some of it back to the Lord. I heard regularly about the tithe (10%) but when I got a quarter, it seemed easiest to give a nickel back to Jesus — that’s 20%! When I started babysitting, I tithed. When I got an adult job, I tithed. I still remember the first time, as a college student, when I gave over $100. That was over 40 years ago, yet I fear half the people in church today have ever given a check that large. I feel sorry for them. They’ll likely never know the joy of giving.