Luke 21: 1-4: “And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw a certain poor widow putting in two mites. He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”‘ In Jesus time there were various places around the temple where people could leave contributions. The poor widow contributed two mites, small copper coins which were the smallest currency available. “Has put in more than all” Jesus contrasted the rich with the sacrifice of the poor widow. She did not refuse to give even when she needed more to live on. Her devotion to God through her contributions was her first priority.


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