Last week in Relief Society (our church's women's organization), we had a lesson on tithing. I absolutely have a testimony of tithing. The blessings we receive from tithing to the Lord (and after all, doesn't everything we have belong to Him in the first place?) far outweigh any financial sacrifice.
When I think of tithing, I can't help remembering my dear friend Dorothy. A widow in her 80s, Dorothy lived on a small, fixed income. Yet she faithfully paid her tithing every month. Her banker tried to convince her that she couldn't afford to pay tithing. Dorothy told him, "I can't afford NOT to pay tithing."
So, for today, I am grateful for the blessings of tithing.