Your two cents’ worth

         A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins,
          worth a penny. Jesus said to his disciples,
          “This poor widow has put in more
          than all those who are contributing to the treasury.”

                     —Mark 12.42-43

There are times, bereft of your worthiness,
widowed of your claim,
you think you have nothing to offer.

She put in two cents,

and two thousand years later
we remember her.

“She has put in all she has,”
Jesus said: what she had,
not what she didn’t have.

Your lack means nothing;
your poverty, to God, is not real.
What you have is precious.

What you have is not “enough,”
for “enough” is measured. No,
it’s perfect.

What gifts are in you?
Even the merest penny
is a blessing.

Give it with love.
In the heart of God
it shines like gold.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net