Don’t you hate it when the preacher talks about money? One day an oil tycoon from Texas called the church and asked if he could speak to the Head Hog at the Trough. The secretary said, “Who?” The man replied, “I want speak to the Head Hog at the Trough!” Sure now that she had heard correctly, the secretary said, “Sir, if you mean our pastor, you will need to treat him with more respect and ask for ‘The Reverend’ or ‘The Pastor.’ But certainly you cannot refer to him as the Head Hog at the Trough!” At this time the man came back with, “Oh, I see. Well I have ten thousand dollars I was thinking about donating to the building fund.” After a pause the secretary said, “Hold the line, please, I think the Big Pig just walked in the door!”
Why do we get so uptight about the pastor talking about money? Do you realize that Jesus talked about money in 16 out of his 38 parables and that 1 out of every 10 verses in the Gospels deals with money or possessions? Maybe, just maybe, we need to follow the example of Jesus and talk about money a little bit more. After all, where your treasure is, that is where your heart will be also?