11 November 2012

The 'widow's mite' of a Filipino street-child

This video is one I might have used in Sunday Reflections for today as a contemporary example of the 'widow's mite'.

Mark 12:41-44 (Knox translation)

As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury of the temple, Jesus watched the multitude throwing coins into the treasury, the many rich with their many offerings; and there was one poor widow, who came and put in two mites, which make a farthing.Thereupon he called his disciples to him, and said to them, Believe me, this poor widow has put in more than all those others who have put offerings into the treasury. The others all gave out of what they had to spare; she, with so little to give, put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.

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