The widow in today's gospel gave all she had. Though the amount was meager, it meant so much more than the offerings of the wealthy.
One more thing: I've been giving God my surplus lately. No, I'm not talking about my money, I'm talking about my time. Time is my most precious commodity these days. Most moms find themselves in the same boat. I've been justifying this by telling myself I'm giving in other places; doing God's work in something else. Really, though, I've been skimping on the time I give to the Lord and to him alone. As Advent approaches, I'm renewing my promise to spend time with God each day in prayer and scripture. Won't you join me?
Prayer: Father in heaven, I'm sorry for holding back and only giving to you when I had extra. Help me to live out my promise to spend time with you every day. Bless me and help me to make this Advent a time of spiritual growth for myself and my family. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Cecilia, pray for me.