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November 5, 2018

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The passage in today’s reading from the letter to the Philippians had Paul pleading for unity, for people being of the same mind and looking out for the interests of others. The Gospel of Luke emphasizes giving to those who cannot repay good deeds.

Let us strive for unity and self-giving in our daily quest to live the Gospel.

Discipleship requires an attitude of oneness among people and giving without the expectation of something in return. This purity of self-giving – this conduct – reveals a genuine participation in the kingdom of God, a partaking that is expected of all who follow the Good News of Jesus. Let us pray that working through the Church, the Body of Christ, God may bring peace to the farthest regions of the world. Amen.

Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 485

Reading 1 Phil 2:1-4

Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also everyone for those of others.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3

  1. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
    O LORD, my heart is not proud,
    nor are my eyes haughty;
    I busy not myself with great things,
    nor with things too sublime for me.
    R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
    Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
    my soul like a weaned child.
    Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
    so is my soul within me.
    R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
    O Israel, hope in the LORD,
    both now and forever.
    R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.

Alleluia Jn 8:31b-32

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If you remain in my word, you will truly be my discip0les,
    and you will know the truth, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 14:12-14

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees.
He said to the host who invited him,
“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

 

November 6, 2018

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The Philippians were urged to adopt the humility of Christ, who surrendered his glory, giving his life in service to others. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable that contrasted well-to-do guests who declined an invitation from a generous host, with the needy who attended and enjoyed the celebration.

Healthy humility enables us to receive, enjoy and share the good gifts our loving God wants to give us.

Complacency can lead us to self-centeredness, misplaced priorities and short-sighted goals. Healthy humility enables us to recognize our need for God. Our emptiness before God prepares us to receive and enjoy the good things he freely offers us, and inspires us to share the blessings we’ve received in service to others. Let us pray for disabled, the homeless and all those in any need may experience God’s providence through the efforts of his people. Amen.

Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 486

Reading 1 Phil 2:5-11

Brothers and sisters:
Have among yourselves the same attitude
that is also yours in Christ Jesus,

Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and, found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 22:26b-27, 28-30ab, 30e, 31-32

  1. (26a) I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
    I will fulfill my vows before those who fear him.
    The lowly shall eat their fill;
    they who seek the LORD shall praise him:
    “May your hearts be ever merry!”
    R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
    All the ends of the earth
    shall remember and turn to the LORD;
    All the families of the nations
    shall bow down before him.
    R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
    For dominion is the LORD’s,
    and he rules the nations.
    To him alone shall bow down
    all who sleep in the earth.
    R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
    To him my soul shall live;
    my descendants shall serve him.
    Let the coming generation be told of the LORD
    that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
    the justice he has shown.
    R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.

Alleluia Mt 11:28

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 14:15-24

One of those at table with Jesus said to him,
“Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God.”
He replied to him,
“A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came,
he dispatched his servant to say to those invited,
‘Come, everything is now ready.’
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves.
The first said to him,
‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen
and am on my way to evaluate them;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have just married a woman,
and therefore I cannot come.’
The servant went and reported this to his master.
Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant,
‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town
and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out
and still there is room.’
The master then ordered the servant,
‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'”

 

November 7, 2018

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Saint Paul writes to the Christian community in Philippi, exhorting them to do everything without grumbling or questioning, and so shine like lights in the world. In the Gospel, Jesus admonishes the crowd following him that to become his disciples, they must be ready to renounce all their possessions and carry their own crosses.

The cost to following the Lord is different for everyone, but the heavenly reward is the same.

Saint Paul took up his cross and followed Jesus. Because of his labor, the Philippians were able to shine with goodness in a crooked world. The cost to following the Lord is different for all of us. What is the same is that on the day of Christ, we will rejoice with Saint Paul in the house of the Lord. Let us pray for the Church, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may she grow Christ and be his light and compassion to the world. Amen.

Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 487

Reading 1 Phil 2:12-18

My beloved, obedient as you have always been,
not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent,
work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
For God is the one who, for his good purpose,
works in you both to desire and to work.
Do everything without grumbling or questioning,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine like lights in the world,
as you hold on to the word of life,
so that my boast for the day of Christ may be
that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
But, even if I am poured out as a libation
upon the sacrificial service of your faith,
I rejoice and share my joy with all of you.
In the same way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14

  1. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom should I fear?
    The LORD is my life’s refuge;
    of whom should I be afraid?
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    One thing I ask of the LORD;
    this I seek:
    To dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
    That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
    and contemplate his temple.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD with courage;
    be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Alleluia 1 Pt 4:14

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you,
    for the Spirit of God rests upon you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 14:25-33

Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,
and he turned and addressed them,
“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters,
and even his own life,
he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me
cannot be my disciple.
Which of you wishing to construct a tower
does not first sit down and calculate the cost
to see if there is enough for its completion?
Otherwise, after laying the foundation
and finding himself unable to finish the work
the onlookers should laugh at him and say,
‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’
Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down
and decide whether with ten thousand troops
he can successfully oppose another king
advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops?
But if not, while he is still far away,
he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms.
In the same way,
everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions
cannot be my disciple.”

 

November 8, 2018

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Paul counted all the good things of his life as loss once he realizes the supreme good of knowing Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells two parables about rejoicing over the recovery of a lost object. The joy, out of proportion with the value of what was lost, demonstrates the rejoicing that goes on in heaven when a sinner repents.

When we repent of our sins, there is great rejoicing in heaven

God’s love for us might seem immensely out of proportion, if we think in only human terms. Where we might find it hard to reconcile with others or forgive, God is always loving and forgiving when we repent. Our full embrace of his constant outpouring of love is a cause for rejoicing. Let us pray for those who are in tries of sin and destruction may be granted a spirit of repentance in God’s love. Amen.

Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 488

Reading 1 Phil 3:3-8a

Brothers and sisters:
We are the circumcision,
we who worship through the Spirit of God,
who boast in Christ Jesus and do not put our confidence in flesh,
although I myself have grounds for confidence even in the flesh.

If anyone else thinks he can be confident in flesh, all the more can I.
Circumcised on the eighth day,
of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin,
a Hebrew of Hebrew parentage,
in observance of the law a Pharisee,
in zeal I persecuted the Church,
in righteousness based on the law I was blameless.

But whatever gains I had,
these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.
More than that, I even consider everything as a loss
because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

  1. (3b) Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Sing to him, sing his praise,
    proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
    Glory in his holy name;
    rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
    R. Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Look to the LORD in his strength;
    seek to serve him constantly.
    Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought,
    his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.
    R. Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
    sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
    He, the LORD, is our God;
    throughout the earth his judgments prevail.
    R. Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

Alleluia Mt 11:28

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 15:1-10

The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So Jesus addressed this parable to them.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them
would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people
who have no need of repentance.

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one
would not light a lamp and sweep the house,
searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it,
she calls together her friends and neighbors
and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
In just the same way, I tell you,
there will be rejoicing among the angels of God
over one sinner who repents.”

 

November 9, 2018

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Today’s reading from Ezekiel depicts the life giving effects of the water flowing from the side of the Temple, nourishing gifts of food and medicine. Paul compares the work of disciples to that of builders who build on the foundation of Jesus. In the Gospel, Jesus defends the sanctity of the temple.

Temples, basilicas and churches are central to the life of the faith community, as they are symbols of the living church.

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Lateran Basilica, the cathedral church of our pope, the Bishop of Rome. From the time of ancient temples today, building and worship have played a central role in the lives of worshipers – for the temples of stone are symbols of the living Church. In these sacred buildings, the faith community goes about its sacred duty – the worship of God. Let us pray that the Church leaders, God’s faithful shepherds on earth, may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit as they boldly proclaim the Gospel and tend to their flock. Amen.

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
Lectionary: 671

Reading 1 Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12

The angel brought me
back to the entrance of the temple,
and I saw water flowing out
from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,
for the façade of the temple was toward the east;
the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,
south of the altar.
He led me outside by the north gate,
and around to the outer gate facing the east,
where I saw water trickling from the southern side.
He said to me,
“This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,
and empties into the sea, the salt waters, which it makes fresh.
Wherever the river flows,
every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,
and there shall be abundant fish,
for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;
their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.
Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,
for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.
Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9

  1. (5) The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!
    God is our refuge and our strength,
    an ever-present help in distress.
    Therefore, we fear not, though the earth be shaken
    and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.
    R. The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!
    There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God,
    the holy dwelling of the Most High.
    God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
    God will help it at the break of dawn.
    R. The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!
    The LORD of hosts is with us;
    our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
    Come! behold the deeds of the LORD,
    the astounding things he has wrought on earth.
    R. The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!

Reading 2 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17

Brothers and sisters:
You are God’s building.
According to the grace of God given to me,
like a wise master builder I laid a foundation,
and another is building upon it.
But each one must be careful how he builds upon it,
for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there,
namely, Jesus Christ.

Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy that person;
for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.

Alleluia 2 Chr 7:16

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord,
    that my name may be there forever.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Jn 2:13-22

Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,
as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money-changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture,
Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
“What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews said,
“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?”
But he was speaking about the temple of his Body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this,
and they came to believe the Scripture
and the word Jesus had spoken.

 

November 10, 2018

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Saint Paul ends his letter to the Philippians by thanking them for their generous support of him as a missionary, and focuses on the spiritual growth they received by their giving. In the Gospel, Jesus warns his followers to guard against dishonesty, saying that one cannot serve two masters: God and mammon.

Living generously allows us to serve God.

It is tempting to focus too much on worldly goods. Jesus instructs us to use wealth in trustworthy ways, for one cannot worship both God and mammon (i.e., riches that lead to dishonesty). Things we acquire and own are for the use of serving God and one another. To do otherwise – to rate pleasure and self-satisfaction above all other things, God – is to allow wealth to own us, rather than us owning it. Let us pray for those in our church discerning a call to priesthood or religious life, may the Spirit lead them to respond with open hearts. Amen.

Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
Lectionary: 490

Reading 1 Phil 4:10-19

Brothers and sisters:
I rejoice greatly in the Lord
that now at last you revived your concern for me.
You were, of course, concerned about me but lacked an opportunity.
Not that I say this because of need,
for I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself,
to be self-sufficient.
I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances;
I know also how to live with abundance.
In every circumstance and in all things
I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry,
of living in abundance and of being in need.
I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.
Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.

You Philippians indeed know that at the beginning of the Gospel,
when I left Macedonia,
not a single church shared with me
in an account of giving and receiving, except you alone.
For even when I was at Thessalonica
you sent me something for my needs,
not only once but more than once.
It is not that I am eager for the gift;
rather, I am eager for the profit that accrues to your account.
I have received full payment and I abound.
I am very well supplied because of what I received from you
through Epaphroditus,
“a fragrant aroma,” an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
My God will fully supply whatever you need,
in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a and 9

  1. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
    who greatly delights in his commands.
    His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
    the upright generation shall be blessed.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
    who conducts his affairs with justice;
    He shall never be moved;
    the just one shall be in everlasting remembrance.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    His heart is steadfast; he shall not fear.
    Lavishly he gives to the poor;
    his generosity shall endure forever;
    his horn shall be exalted in glory.
    R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

Alleluia 2 Cor 8:9

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich,
    So that by his poverty you might become rich.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 16:9-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth,
so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
The person who is trustworthy in very small matters
is also trustworthy in great ones;
and the person who is dishonest in very small matters
is also dishonest in great ones.
If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth,
who will trust you with true wealth?
If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another,
who will give you what is yours?
No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.”

The Pharisees, who loved money,
heard all these things and sneered at him.
And he said to them,
“You justify yourselves in the sight of others,
but God knows your hearts;
for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.”

 

November 11, 2018

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In the first reading, the widow whom Elijah encountered was able to eat for a year. The author of the Book of Hebrews says that Christ will bring salvation to those who eagerly await him. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of the poor widow who gave generously.

God’s mercy and generosity are unsurpassed

All throughout Scriptures, God cares for those who suffer and are vulnerable: physically, emotionally and spiritually. The greatest sign of God’s care is in the gift of his Son, Jesus, who removed the power of sin through the sacrifice of his own life. The Church now stands as the body of Christ, caring for others and showing them God’s mercy, which is unsurpassed. Let us pray for the Church Leaders, may the Lord guard and cherish them as stewards of the faith we share. Amen.

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 155

Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:10-16

In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath.
As he arrived at the entrance of the city,
a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,
“Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink.”
She left to get it, and he called out after her,
“Please bring along a bit of bread.”
She answered, “As the LORD, your God, lives,
I have nothing baked; there is only a handful of flour in my jar
and a little oil in my jug.
Just now I was collecting a couple of sticks,
to go in and prepare something for myself and my son;
when we have eaten it, we shall die.”
Elijah said to her, “Do not be afraid.
Go and do as you propose.
But first make me a little cake and bring it to me.
Then you can prepare something for yourself and your son.
For the LORD, the God of Israel, says,
‘The jar of flour shall not go empty,
nor the jug of oil run dry,
until the day when the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'”
She left and did as Elijah had said.
She was able to eat for a year, and he and her son as well;
the jar of flour did not go empty,
nor the jug of oil run dry,
as the LORD had foretold through Elijah.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10

  1. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul!
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The LORD keeps faith forever,
    secures justice for the oppressed,
    gives food to the hungry.
    The LORD sets captives free.
    R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The LORD gives sight to the blind.
    The LORD raises up those who were bowed down;
    the LORD loves the just.
    The LORD protects strangers.
    R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    The fatherless and the widow he sustains,
    but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
    The LORD shall reign forever;
    your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia.
    R. Praise the Lord, my soul!
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

Reading 2 Heb 9:24-28

Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands,
a copy of the true one, but heaven itself,
that he might now appear before God on our behalf.
Not that he might offer himself repeatedly,
as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuary
with blood that is not his own;
if that were so, he would have had to suffer repeatedly
from the foundation of the world.
But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages
to take away sin by his sacrifice.
Just as it is appointed that human beings die once,
and after this the judgment, so also Christ,
offered once to take away the sins of many,
will appear a second time, not to take away sin
but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.

Alleluia Mt 5:3

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”

or Mk 12:41-44

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”