When my cousin who was a garbage truck driver and part time pastor of a small congregation asked us for help in cleaning his church, we all dug in.
There was a large kitchen, meeting hall and upstairs chapel. The congregation was not large , being supported by a few wealthy families in the country area.
Therefore the building was not really dirty, but we were needed to do some yard work and rescue the plantings from the drought.
We rigged up a hose from the basement and ran it out to the garden. We vacuumed and cleaned the restrooms.
Since it was like a family outing, and I was a visitor from far away, we entered into the chores in a happy spirit, knowing that it was a one time deal, and all in the family.
Contrast this event to the LDS church, that can aford to build a billion dollar shopping mall in SLC with high end shops that nobody local can do more than look at, with their policy of firing all the janitorial staff, and making every member a janitor. The officials in the church claim that there is not enough money to hire a professional crew each week to clean the very smelly restrooms and children’s rooms with the ground in Cheerios and used diaper miasma.
Nobody really knows if this is true, but since there is no transparency in the financial accounting, we suspect that the money that used to go to cleaning the buildings now goes to buy more ranches in Florida, and hunting lodges in the Rockies.
How can anybody feel “spiritual” with these conditions?
I used to work at an airport as a janitor of the grounds and restrooms, and have cleaned up nasty stuff in the line of duty. Since I was paid, there was no problem dealing with the sometime accidents in the men’s room, or the rattlesnakes by the faucet.
Mormons get to pay tithing that goes into a black hole, and then be stuck with the not so glamourous jobs to maintain their ward buildings.