I heard a statistic that is very revealing about American culture: Americans spend $8 Billion a year on missions. Operation World says: “US Christians have pioneered and generously supported missions on a massive scale for more than a century.” But consider this: Americans spend $45.4 Billion a year on their pets. That’s almost six times more that we spend on the love of animals than we spend on the love of God and people.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
How much did you spend this past year on missions vs. pets?