The Widow’s Mite – Have We Got It Right?

7 Nov

Help!
In preparation for Sunday’s Lectionary readings, I would value your comments on on the following reading and what you think might be Jesus’s attitude to what he sees.  The story is often called the Widow’s Mite and used to suggest that no matter how poor you are you should give what you can.  Is that what this is about?  Read the story below and go to http://wallwisher.com/wall/udjxwt8ok2  and post your comments (160 letters only)
Mark 12:38-44
“As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Love to know what you think!

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