SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 12:41-44. Here is an excerpt “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.”
REFLECT – Jesus reminds us that the poor widow gives out of “her poverty” and gives all she has. The invitation to follow Jesus is an invitation to recognize not only our blessings but like the poor widow, also realize our poverty. Your poverty may not mean you lack food and shelter, but each of us is poor and broken in some way. We don’t have to hide that from God. Give God your poverty and allow him to use that today.
SHARE – Make an intentional donation to an evangelization ministry in your local area.
PRAY – Jesus, I want to give all to you, but I often hold something back. Give me the courage and the boldness of the poor widow to give everything. Help me to surrender and recognize the things I am holding back. I give you my poverty and remember I need you, your grace, and your mercy in my life today. Amen.
Watch today’s video featuring Nick Sciarrapa.