Woody Cozad shared the story (Matthew 19: 16-24) of a rich young man asking Jesus what he needed to do to attain eternal life.
Jesus responded: “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
And the rich man "went away because he had great wealth."
Cozad said persons of faith give more of their money and time than secular persons citing information from the book Who Really Cares.
"If we don't give our money and time, the rest of these folks are going to carry the load," said Cozad.
The meditation concluded the church's October stewardship emphasis.