César Fernández-Stoll

César Fernández-Stoll
Versión hispana

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A poor widow also came and dropped in two small coins


Generosidad de la viuda

Gospel text (Mark 12,38-44): As Jesus was teaching, He also said to them, «Beware of those teachers of the Law who enjoy walking around in long robes and being greeted in the marketplace, and who like to occupy reserved seats in the synagogues and the first places at feasts. They even devour the widow's and the orphan's goods while making a show of long prayers. How severe a sentence they will receive!».
Jesus sat down opposite the Temple treasury and watched the people dropping money into the treasury box; and many rich people put in large offerings. But a poor widow also came and dropped in two small coins. Then Jesus called his disciples and said to them, «Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all those who gave offerings. For all of them gave from their plenty, but she gave from her poverty and put in everything she had, her very living»
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