I just received an e-mail informing me that some of the powers that be drop by my blog from time to time to see what's going on. To them I'd like to make a point. The parish leadership is constantly talking about stewardship and the importance of financial support. Let's look at it from that perspective. I think you might find it interesting.
If I were to take what we donate and factor into that increases over time due to inflation, COL, and increases in contribution due to increases in income; add to that the value of time my family has donated to the parish, and then multiply that by the years remaining in the average lifespan to determine how long we'd be contributing members of our parish, I get a conservative estimate of 150 to 200 thousand dollars.
That's what Skip's homily cost the parish. I hope it was worth it.