Luke 21:1-4 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.’ What a damning indictment of the the religious establishment of Jesus’ time that when the God who they worshipped walked amongst them, a poor widow gave more than they did! Sometimes it is easy for us to get lazy and let our religious practise take the place of faith in action, something this woman could not do. Let’s resolve this Easter not to settle for second best, but to strive to give of our best for him. Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

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