Jesus sat down opposite the temple treasury, and watched the people dropping money into the treasury box; and many rich people put in large offerings.
But a poor widow also came and dropped in two small coins.
Then, Jesus called his disciples, and said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all those who gave offerings.
For all of them gave from their plenty; but she gave from her poverty, and put in everything she had, her very living.”
How much do we invest in our faith, in our prayer, in our growth in the spiritual life. As in all things in life, we only take out as much as we put in.
The poor widow put into the temple treasury everything that she possessed. She kept nothing to herself, she held nothing back, and she gave her all.
Similarly, St. Paul gave his absolute all to the ministry and mission he was given; there was no remainder.
Only those who give themselves completely to something can expect a return that is equal to or even greater than their original investment.
And it involves a tremendous risk. The widow risked everything, so did Paul – and they did this because they knew that in giving themselves completely,
their gift would not be in vain. Are there things that are holding us back from giving our absolute all to our faith, to our spiritual life, to our family,
to our relationships, to our work? Perhaps we need to sit down and assess how invested we are, especially in our relationship with Jesus.
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