Being Generous

In Mark 12:41-44, a widow put two small copper coins worth only a few cents into the Temple Treasury. Jesus told his apostles this woman gave far more money than those people that gave larger sums. What was the explanation behind Jesus’ response?

I believe her offering demonstrated the nature of her heart and the importance of her relationship to God whereas those who donated greater amounts were acting out of self-interest. Therefore, the widow prioritised her relationship with God above worldly goods while the other donors did not exhibit the same commitment. The question the widow is asking is how often do we fully give ourselves to God which enables us to continue Christ’s mission?

Hence, I would submit that the only way we can work towards being powerful witnesses of our faith is by embracing the fruits of the Holy Spirit of love, patience, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, self-control, gentleness and joy which mark the character of God.





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