One Poor Widow

Later, Jesus sat near the temple treasury room, watching people as they dropped in their money offerings (174).   Many rich men dropped in a lot of money.

But then a poor widow came along and dropped in two little copper coins, barely worth one penny.

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Jesus was overwhelmed!  He called his students together to explain how this tiny offering was amazingly generous from God’s perspective: “This poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others. Everyone else put in their spare change, but she put in all the money she had.

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“Think of it: poor as she is, she gave everything she had for God!”

 

(174) Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4