Blog Action Day: Give Your All

This probably is not what was intended by those who set the theme for this Blog Action Day, but it’s what I felt compelled to share this morning regarding the theme of poverty.

Luke 21:1-4 (The Message)

 1-4Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all.

The passage reminds me that even though I may experience disappointment, and difficult times, there are people in far worse situations, like the widow, giving their all.  It’s very rare that I give half of myself, let alone my all.

Today as I consider poverty, I realize how lucky I am to have my home, job and wife, and I’m struck with how much I need to give back.

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