God’s Life-Support System

James C. Christensen “The Widow’s Mite”

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mark 12:38-44

Place two persons before you—an aloof Scribe, long-robed, tall-standing, loving to be greeted in the market places or sitting in the reserved seats at celebrations; the other, an elderly lady, bent over, alone, silent, putting her last coin into the Temple treasury. Jesus and his disciples first watch the scribe, and then they spot the elderly woman. She is not even aware of Jesus’ gaze and comment, but for centuries ever after, her praises will be sung for the absolute trust she places in the Lord. Picture the scene—its quiet quality, different from the frenzied activity that had Jesus overturn the moneychangers in the Temple at Passover time.

Quietly surrender all you are to the Lord. Then God’s “life-support system” is activated—race, divine power, and love especially designed to fill the empty places in your heart.

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This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
We are reading from the Gospel of Mark until the First Sunday in Advent.

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