Daily reading: Mark 12:28-44
Thursday March 10, 2016

Focus passage: As he was teaching, he said, “Watch out for the legal experts.  They like to walk around in long robes.  They want to be greeted with honor in the markets.  They long for places of honor in the synagogues and at banquets.  They are the ones who cheat widows out of their homes, and to show off they say long prayers.  They will be judged most harshly. Mark 12:38-40

While we imagine the legal experts walking around in their long robes, greeted with honor in the markets, and seated in places of honor at banquets, and perhaps placing large amounts of money in the treasury … Jesus sees the widow.  Someone perhaps overlooked, and considered to be insignificant.

Jesus sees her and he cares about her.

Jesus values her.  

Jesus sees her, reminding us that God sees us.  God knows of our struggles, our challenges.  God knows when we are unable to make ends meet; God knows when we give all of ourselves in service.

Prayer:  God help me to see what is hidden and hear what I have ignored, may it open my heart more the needs all around me and in effect help mold my heart into one of a servants.  Amen.


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