The Poorest Philanthropist (i365 Day 313)

The world has become a better place because of philanthropists. Due to their generous giving, many broken lives were mended and the lives of many underprivileged people were being improved.
In the times of Jesus, there were thirteen trumpet-shaped boxes for different religious and charitable purposes in the temple. A poor widow dropped two small copper coins into one of these boxes. As she put in everything she had to live on, Jesus Christ commended her sacrificial giving. We often think of philanthropists as rich people, who are generous to give away portions of their wealth. Luke 21 records a poor widow who has given everything she has. She might be the poorest on the philanthropist list, but she is one the most generous givers that I know of. Let’s ponder the story about this poor widow.
Ponder: 1Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” (Luke 21:1–4 ESV)
Post: Let’s post a question to God. “Dear God, can You mould me to become a more generous person?”
Practice: Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray that you can be more generous.
Proclaim: Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. During mealtime, share with your family your recent act of generosity.

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