“I Give a Tenth of All My Income”*
Offerings being gathered from the congregation during a farmers’ mass held in the paddy fields of Wahakotte, in the Central Highland foothills of the Matale District, Sri Lanka. October, 2015. This unique Sunday morning mass is held once a year before the “Maha” sowing season, to bless the crops. For more about this event and a history of the 16th century Roman Catholic community of Wahakotte, see my article in Serendib Magazine.
*”I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” — Jesus, in Luke 18:12