In priesthood meeting, we had a lesson on Tithing. One of the comments was “Do you want net blessings or gross?” But the story that got the most attention came when the teacher indicated that his first wife left him and wanted nothing to do with the four children. The divorce was finalized on Dec 24. He had a tough decision to make: should he pay tithing, or Christmas presents. He chose Christmas presents. The bishop took away his temple recommend for a few months. He said it was tough to lose his recommend, but it ended up being a lesson on how important tithing is.
Do you think this man made the right choice? Did the bishop make the right choice?