May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110815.cfm

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.” 

He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.  For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” 

How much do you give to the Lord? Do you give of your excess or from your poverty? Our Lord asks the best of our time, talent, treasure. He wants you to be committed to Him first, ready to give from however little you have. What do you give to Him? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always give to you the best I have to offer. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

Praise the Lord, my soul! Alleluia!

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