Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Mark 12:43-44 (NIV)
We talk a lot about reciprocity at PEER Servants. It’s in our core values – The Reign of Reciprocity. It really is in our DNA. We step into the presence of a materially poor micro-entrepreneur or student expecting as much to receive as we do to give.
So I get asked all the time “what have you really received from the materially poor?” And my thoughts go to this passage from Mark 12. What I have learned from and received from the materially poor is to embrace my utter dependence on God. I may not need God so much if my life is limited to being all about me, but if I am going to embrace as huge a calling as extending the kingdom of heaven to earth, I am utterly dependent on God. There’s no way I can do it on my own, even when I give everything that I have.
It takes utter dependence on God to become a hero in the faith.
Jesus has seized you to be a giver of two coins!
This is the fourth in the “Seized to Be A Hero in the Faith” series of blog posts.