Reflections for Sunday November 11, 2012

[Jesus said] “they will be judged most harshly” ~ Mark 12:40b (Common English Bible)

Noticing the gifts from wealthy – and rather pompous – religious leaders compared to that of a poor, nameless widow, Jesus notes that the former will receive greater condemnation.

It sounds harsh; we generally don’t like to think of God meting out condemnation. Yet the reality is, condemnation is simply part of God’s justice, of God’s method of rendering the world a safe and fair place. If this justice is to balance economic inequality – an important message Jesus comes back to over again – then it stands to reason that those who withhold will be challenged to give more.

  • How do you measure and understand your own giving – not merely money given to charities, but your giving of self?

(Seasons of the Spirit™ Wood Lake Publishing)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s