You remember that among the Franks, whole armies were sometimes given baptism at one stroke, and many warriors went into the water with their right hands held high so that they did not get wet. Then they could say, "This hand has never been baptized," and they could swing their battle axes just as freely as ever. The modern counterpart of that partial baptism is seen in many people who have been baptized, all except their pocketbooks. They held these high out of the water.

source: Halford Luccock (as quoted by Martin Marty as quoted by Randy Frazee in Connecting Church p 188) tags: Money, Giving, Stewardship