“For they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had.” (Luke 21:4)
Although I did not understand the words of her song, I understood the words of her heart. God used that moment to reveal to me what true giving is all about. Tears welled up in my eyes as I realized that in God’s eyes giving is not about how you have to give, but rather about what you don’t have after you have given. Somehow my generous offering didn’t seem significant anymore. I, out of my surplus, gave an offering; but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had.
Prayer: Father, may I not withhold anything from You. Amen.
(from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 296)