Sunday, November 11, 2018

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself.” ― Walt Whitman: (1819 – 1892: was an American poet, essayist, and journalist)

Gospel Text: (MK 12:38-44)
In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
"Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation."

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood."

The result of this little story in today’s gospel is generosity, God works a great miracle through generosity.  He will work miracles in our lives as well, but we must do what the poor widow did: offer Him the gift of ourselves, whole and entire, without holding anything back.  If we do so, we can have confidence that the Lord will multiply what we offer and produce abundant fruit in our souls.


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