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.
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.
“Think of it: poor as she is, she gave everything she had for God!”
(174) Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4