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)
Soon it's Christmas and, whatever else is happening, or not, this Christmas, one thing is sure - we are going to give and to get some presents! For some people, it's no big deal. They just get out their wallet, or Smartphone and pay. But for some, this time is filled with anxiety. Will there be even enough for a Christmas meal? Some small gifts for the kids? Heating? And still they give to charity, or put something in for the food bank. I have often found that it's those with the least to share, who are still most willing to give what they can, knowing that someone else is always worse off. Whether you have a lot, or a little to share this Christmas - please remember to give with a generous heart!