In our Mark 13 passage this past Sunday, we had the story of the widow’s mite. Here is a woman who places all the money she has into the temple coffers. Even in her poverty, she somehow has enough to honor God. Those in the Bible who are humble are those who receive the greatest praise. They are the ones who
recognize God’s kingdom and power. Not the ones who strutted in front of the temple with their fancy clothes and rich purses. As I said on Sunday, the widow who at the start of the story is the farthest away from the altar, is at the end of the story the one closest to the heart of God.
Jesus said that “I’ve come to seek and save the lost.” That is, he has come to call the sick and the sinner. We call it grace...the unmerited, amazing grace. It’s free. Don’t worry about what we ought to say to God. Listen to what God has to say to us. Don’t trouble ourselves about what we think we must do for God. Let God do for us. What’s strange from the world’s point of view, is welcome from the Christian way of life. Peace, Pastor Gary