The widows offering is one of the most touching stories in Mark. The woman actually gave all she had. She gave up her security for God. She gave up her judgment, by giving to a corrupt priesthood. She gave up all of herself…and Jesus noticed.
I like to give out of my surplus and not so much out of what I think I need. My definition of need is probably 99% want anyway. I need to take steps to move closer to being like this widow. What great faith!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.