“Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who contributing to the treasury.” Mark 12:43
The Widow as a role model.
Jesus uses the woman as a challenge for all people. We do not know this person’s name, but what is important is how she approached her faith in God.
Perhaps this story also points to another reality, this widow lived the way she acted in this occasion. May be she lived a life of total surrender. It takes a great deal of trust to give from your “want” as compared to those who give from their “plenty”.
Jesus is not making a commandment here, He is, however, giving us a challenge to look at ourselves and see how we fit in the story.
Meet the Challenged!