Have Faith

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“Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.”  – Albert Einstein


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Luke 21:1-3

When he looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest.”


How much are we expected to give?

How much is too much?

Jesus sees this poor widow putting in two small coins and realizes that that is all she has.

Others give out of their surplus – what they really won’t miss.

She gives everything.

So, what is expected of us?

Each of us must wrestle with this question.

And it’s not just a matter of money, but also of time and talent.

When we give, are we expecting something in return, or are we giving freely out of pure generosity?

These questions put a spotlight on our fears and our sense of security.

It’s a matter of ego which is always looking out for itself.

Jesus wants us to let go of fear.

He wants us to let go of ego.

You have to lose your life in order to find it (Matthew 10:39).

He tells us to have faith (Matthew 14:31)!

This requires trust in a Higher Power.

Scripture tells us that perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18).

The poor widow has faith in a Great Love that will not abandon her.

This requires being focused on each moment and living fully here.

How can I respond fully in love to what is presented to me right now?

When we give all, we find all – life to the full.


Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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