As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.  All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Luke 21:1-4

It’s only been a moment or two since Jesus made His remark about the teachers of the law and their tendency to “devour widows’ houses” and then what should happen? Right there in front of them rich people are making a show of putting large sums into the collection box, followed by a poor widow putting in just a couple of copper coins. How’s that for timing?

As Jesus points out, the rich…

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