a verse and commentary

(my words in parenthesis)
Luke 21: 1-4 Just then he (Jesus) looked up and saw (yes, Jesus watches what we give) the rich people (yes, rich people are supposed to give) dropping offerings in the collection plate (yes, Jesus approves of receiving an offering at church). Then he saw a poor widow (yes, poor people are also supposed to give) put in two pennies (there is no such things as too-small of a gift). He said (yes, He had the nerve to discuss her giving in public), “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today (Is Jesus bad at math?). All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss (is Jesus making a judgment statement here?); she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford (does Jesus want us to give more than we can afford?)—she gave her all! (Jesus must want it all – all our money, all our time, all our efforts – Jesus wants all of us, including our hearts!) ” (The Message)

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