The Widow’s Mite Was Way Out of Sight


Luke 21:1-4


Jesus saw the donations of the rich.

He drew attention to the poor widow.

She set quite a wonderful example.

We should behave towards God like she did.


The widow donated with affection.

She gave everything that she could donate.

She offered two small copper coins in church.

The donations of the rich were helpful.


Saint John Chrysostom wrote well.  “The Lord does

Not look at the amount offered but at

The affection with which it is offered.”


There are some people who ask for too much.

It’s wrong to be greedy, even when it’s

For charity.  God loves cheerful givers.


Patrick McCaskey


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 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 Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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Image Incense: Photograph from Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., St John Chrysostom, mosaic detail from St Paul within the Walls in Rome,