The generous widows

Two of today's Bible readings are both about generous widows. The one in I Kings 17:10-16, despite having no bread but only a handful of flour and a little oil which she had to share with her son, agreed to make a little bread cake for Elijah from what little she had before making one for themselves. The one in Mark 12:41-44 put two small copper coins into the treasury of the temple. A paltry sum, but it was "all she owned, all she had to live on". While many rich people had put in large sums, Jesus said to His disciples that "this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury".

Reminds me of the man with a horrible hobble that I talked about yesterday. Today's Bible reading is a revision of the lesson the man was teaching.

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