There are three kinds of ‘givers’ – ‘grudging givers’, ‘duty givers’ and ‘thanks givers’. There is no doubt which kind of giver the poor widow in the gospel was. She put all her trust in God and his providence.
I am never sure which came first, the chicken or the egg? This is what I think of each time I read this gospel. Which comes first – love of God, love of neighbour, or love of self?
Last Sunday Jesus asked James and John a question: “What do you wish me to do for you?” In response, they asked for seats at his right and his left when he comes in glory. Jesus had just finished telling the disciples that he was to go to Jerusalem where he