Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Widow's Mite

Mark 12: 38 - 44

New International Version (NIV)
38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. 
They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect 
in the marketplaces, 39 and have the most important seats in the 
synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.  
40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. 
These men will be punished most severely.”
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put 
and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. 
Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came 
and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, 
this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, 
put in everything—all she had to live on.”

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