April 15th. Few days create an emotional response quite like it. Maybe February 14th for men, but that’s not quite as universal.
April 15th is the day we all are held accountable to our taxes. It doesn’t matter if you are rich, poor, old or young… we all answer to tax day.
For many people it is a day of dread. If you are in this camp it’s probably because you haven’t put money away all year for this or you are waiting till the last minute to file. For you, April 15th represents the inevitable moment when reality comes crashing in.
For others, tax day represents a celebration. If you are in this camp it’s probably because you’ve put money away for taxes all year and have filed with plenty of time to spare. For you, April 15th represents an opportunity to have some unplanned money coming back to you.
Two radically different responses to the exact same day. So what does April 15th have to do with our faith?