65. Contributing Financially According to One’s Ability
1 You have been coming to the luminorium often, and you have burned incense. The incense that you used was contributed by other strivers. What merit or virtue do you get when, while praying, you use the incense that was contributed by others? You should understand that rationale. When you take your family out to have fun, to watch movies on Saturdays or Sundays, does it cost you money?
2 Temples need believers to support them so they can last. This is an offering of wealth. The merits of doing this are counted.
3 The Lord of Universe Church has never required members to contribute on a monthly basis, nor with a set amount. Just do what you can. Those who can afford financially to give more, let them contribute more; those who have less, contribute less. This is also a way to show your desire of cultivating the Dao. Do not lag behind in good cause. What is “benevolence?” It is to do what you should be doing.
The Third Teachers and High Level Church Officers Class, August 5, 1991