A Different Measure

posted Nov 8, 2015, 2:44 PM by web feat
We've heard the story many times about poor woman's incredible generosity, usually to encourage our own generosity:

"Sitting across from the offering box, [Jesus] was observing how the crowd tossed money in for the collection. Many of the rich were making large contributions. One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. Jesus called his disciples over and said, “The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. All the others gave what they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all.”

Sadly, we may overlook an equally important message in this story.

Based on Mark 12:38-44 from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."   Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources.