A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Generosity in poverty

Many today are struggling financially.

In today’s Gospel (Luke 21:1-4), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ points to the example of a poor widow who is heroically generous in making a donation.

We need to be prudent with what we have, most especially if we have responsibility for the welfare of others.

If we have been blessed with more than the average person, we need to be that much more generous than the average person and more beyond that.

Yet even if we have little, none of us are excused from the deadly serious obligation of generosity.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.