December 17, 2008

Sacrifice

I have had a few thoughts bouncing around in my head lately. I haven't had time to "flesh them out" but I keep coming back to them. Here is the first thought. Let me know what you think.

Sacrifice is not measured by how much you give, but by how much you have left over.

This one came to me a little while back. It is based in the story of the Widow's offering. Here is that story, found in Mark 12:41-44:
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.
(ESV)


I don't have the time, or the energy, to develop this thought. It is just something that has been on my mind lately.

9 comments :

  1. Thanks.

    There are some "issues" around me that got me to thinking about this, but then that passage about the Widow's Mite came to mind...

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  2. To add to your quandary: Matt 7:6
    "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces."
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around that one.

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  3. To add to your quandary, I'm stuck on this one Matthew 7:6
    "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces."

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  4. Cal Teacher...
    I know what you mean about that verse. No more quandaries please... One at a time.

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  5. Tiffany...
    You ever felt that way?

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  6. I've had a hard time finding words to explain my thoughts on this matter - however, I think that sums it up beautifully. To answer your question - yes...

    So...are you half as excited as I am about 2 weeks off?

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