We Even Want Your Pocket Change

Yes, even a farthing - not that they're worth anything anymoreMorris IV’s pleading for this month comes in the form of the classic “if everyone donates a little… we’ll be rich!” He invokes the poor widow story (Mark 12:41-44) which he quotes as:

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Of course, this story is about the donation from the point of view of its importance to the donor – the ICR just wants your money and Morris is quick to point out that he’ll take donations larger than a farthing too, if you’re offering. He goes on to give some insights about the ICR’s popularity and the state of its finances: Continue reading