Beyond Convenience

This widow gave all she had to live on, in contrast to the way most of us handle our money. When we consider giving a certain percentage of our income a great accomplishment, we resemble those who gave “a tiny part of their surplus.” Here, Jesus was admiring generous and sacrificial giving. As believers, weContinue reading “Beyond Convenience”

Blessed are the Children

It was customary for a mother to bring her children to a rabbi for a blessing, and that is why these mothers gathered around Jesus. The disciples, however, thought the children were unworthy of the Master’s time-less important than whatever else he was doing. But Jesus welcomed them because little children have the kind ofContinue reading “Blessed are the Children”