Friday 8 November 2013

Monday of Week 34 Year 1

How much of our wealth are we willing to offer to God for the proclamation of the Gospel? For some, a few ringgit (or dollars) a week is sufficient, though they are actually able to offer much more. Some may offer what they can afford, after carefully considering their needs and the needs of their family. Others may not be so well off, but they are willing to contribute generously.

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that "this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all contributed money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in all she had to live on." Have some of us become so calculative and stingy in supporting the church financially, while more than willing to spend lavishly in material things, some of which are luxurious? Or have we learnt to be generous like that poverty-stricken widow, who gave all that she had, knowing that she could trust and depend on God's providence?

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