“While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people
dropping their gifts in the collection box.
Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins….
Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.
For they have given a tiny part of their surplus,
but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”
We make a big deal when someone donates millions of dollars to a cause. Think about Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. We know those names not only because of their wealth but because they are some of the world’s biggest donors. People think of the huge impact their enormous donations have. The “little people” rarely get much publicity for their small gifts.
Two people are involved in the giving process: the giver and the receiver. The temptation when I’m giving is to measure the size of my gift against the size of the receiver’s need, or, to compare it to the size of other donations.
But God measures how much of myself I’m giving.