To escape the vats I would stop at nothing steal the widow's mite
, the orphan's crust, and pennies from a dead man's eyes."
Gusher spoke for an hour and a half on the subject to a meeting, including two charity schools of small boys and girls, who were specially reminded of the widow's mite
, and requested to come forward with halfpence and be acceptable sacrifices, I think the wind was in the east for three whole weeks.
In this mad rush for wealth, the concept of the widow's mite
has been consigned to the dustbin.
This is what makes the widow's offering, the widow's mite
, a source of inspiration.
From out of that whirlwind spin the faux-populists of the Beltway Right: placeless mountebanks banking the widow's mite
in Occupied Northern Virginia.
The Widow's mite
accompanied by intentional prayer can make a huge difference!"
Contrary to popular principles, Jesus praised the awe-inspiring value of the widow's mite
, taught that a truly strong person can turn the other cheek, and warned his disciples to avoid being impressed by fancy religious garb and titles.
In my book, the widow's mite
trumps Evans' conspicuous donors every time - and the same goes to all of you out with the collecting buckets this cold morning.
Jesus showed this rule in various stories and parables: feeding the 5,000, the woman brought before him accused of adultery, the rich man and Lazarus, the parable of the lost son, the servant's wages, his grief over his friend Lazarus, his praise for the widow's mite
, washing his disciples feet, his healing of the soldier's ear in Gethsemane, his kindness to the malefactor executed by his side, and so on.
The widow's mite
implies the generosity of those who can no longer afford to be generous.
If you soon made another $5 gift, you are immediately moved, involuntarily, into the Widow's Mite
Club, which is a low-dollar club based on the Bible story of the widow's mite
The widow's mite
(Mark 12:42) is not the smallest insect mentioned in the Bible.
Although the story of the widow's mite
has traditionally been interpreted as Jesus praising the widow's extreme generosity, many theologians insist that Jesus is actually condemning a system that is based on the exploitation of the vulnerable--and then disguised as God's will.
Not a fortune compared to flogging Shola admittedly, but I point you to the parable of the widow's mite
in the bible.
Among their number are the stories of the widow's mite
and the rich young ruler, and Jesus' anti-family-values speech here in Luke 12.