Putting In Your Two Cents

two coins

There was something about that story that really reached me today.

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”

(NAB, Mark 12:38-44)

And something happened when those two coins finally fell out of her hand, and amazingly, she was at peace.

Perhaps we’re not talking about widows and money here, are we?

Maybe you can just reflect on that for a while.

my two cents

Be well, and at peace,

Phil

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