Jesus Christ has a kingdom. He has taxes, domains, treasures, a treasury in heaven ; that treasury is the purse of the poor, the common purse such as He had on earth with His disciples. Levy a tax on yourselves, a settled tax upon the annual income you receive from your possessions, or your earnings—be your own Customs-officer. Now, will you make it a tenth ? I hope so, even though that’s not much, since that is what the Pharisees gave, and if your justice does not exceed that of the Pharisees you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The poor hold out their hands, but God receives what is given to them.