Her whole livelihood

November 8, 2015 6:49 am

“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.  For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” (MK 12: 43-44)

We are not rich in what we have; we are reach in what we have given. This is the true “wealth.” In married life there is no “surplus” time you can contribute to your spouse easily; it always needs some effort. When you put into your marriage “your whole livelihood,” everyone will be rich: you, your children and the whole society.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak