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What's fraying our commitments?

A comparison shopper's approach to life keeps us from giving our hearts

If you breathe the air in America, you can't avoid the WIIFM syndrome--What's in it for me? It's everywhere--television, radio, music, magazines, billboards and, too often, the church. Last week I received an article about a church in California that offered a "money back guarantee." Worship and give regular offerings for 90 days. If you aren't satisfied or haven't received a blessing, you get your money back. "God's guarantee" they call it.


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