What We Live On and What Lives On

It almost seems too good to be true. Right in the middle of our generosity appeal, a gospel for preachers to encourage their congregations to give more money! Hold on. It may not be that simple! Before Jesus notices the poor widow’s offering, he berates the professional religious elite. They devour widow’s houses. They’re part of a corrupt system. Their piety seems to be completely external. It’s all about appearances and making the right impression. And like most of us, they judge their self-worth by comparing themselves to others. Then and now, cherished institutions betray our trust—government, commerce, religion. And often the ones who suffer are the forgotten ones, the ones who don’t ha

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