New International Version (NIV)
The Widow’s Offering
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.”
Yesterday’s parable of the talents reminded me of this couple of verses.
An important component in life is the giving of ourselves in service to others.
It’s easy to get caught up in just the monetary aspect of the story. Maybe even feel bad because you haven’t given away all of the dollars you have earned.
And while I think that is an important element of the story, I believe that maybe a more important idea in today’s world is giving all of ourselves in service to others.
In service to our families.
In service to our church or favorite local charity.
In service to our clients.
In service to our teammates.
Make it a great day of service.