41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. 43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” (Luke 12:41-44)
The Discipline of Stewardship certainly speaks to an attitude of the heart much like the other disciplines. Jesus not only lived the Disciplines but he also honored people who were similarly inclined. Today’s passage tells an amazing story about stewardship. The story places the poor widow in the prestigious group of people whose actions were publicly commended by Jesus.
Please read the passage and answer the questions below.
- What key principle(s) of stewardship do you believe Jesus honored in this powerful story?
- Do you consciously think about the fact that Jesus also watches your giving and other acts of stewardship?