As she was giving all she had to live on, the widow wasn’t disappointed that the others were only giving of their scraps…their spillover…their leftovers. When she gave it all, she was fixated on the One to whom she was giving it.
There is no doubt that it is a challenge when…
- …you are giving yourself completely in your marriage and your spouse treats the marriage like it’s a convenient store
- …you give your job 110% and your co-workers only engage when the boss is watching
- …you’re killing yourself to honor and care for your aging parents and your siblings act like it’s your responsibility
- …you’re fully engaged in the work and support of your local church and others treat it as a hobby that they dabble in when they have time.
Keep your head in the game, your eye on the prize, your gaze fixated on the King.
Mark 12:41-44 ESV
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."