Jesus Censures the Scribes; the Widow’s Mite
From the Navarre Bible commentary,
We know that “Jesus denounces any
Disordered desire for human honours.”
When Bishop Sheen accepted an award,
He thanked his writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.
We also have Bishop Barron, Archbishop
Chaput, Anthony Esolen, Scott Hahn.
From the “Workbook for Lectors,” we know that
The widow has the “right intention and
Generous spirit. As she gives the lit-
tle which is her all, she becomes the mod-
el of one who entrusts herself to God.”
A mite is a small coin formerly current.
We can give even when it is not Lent.
Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. The Sports and Faith Series include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is his first book of poems. Readers can find a few words of encouragement in each poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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