Today's new message on the same ELCA church sign reads:
GOD'S STIMULUS PLAN
ECONOMICS OF THE CROSS
Translation: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where stock and real estate values doth corrupt, and where investment managers break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither bank nor brokerage doth corrupt, and where Bernard Madoff types do not break through nor steal. Turn your mammon of unrighteousness over to us, and rest assured that no one will foreclose on your eternal mansion..."
All right, if I keep going, people will want to go and hear that message. Nowadays even in the church - especially in the church - all the talk all the time has to be about money. Pity!
IMAGE: The peril of funding a church by corporate sponsorship.