Today we have a Gospel lesson from Mark 12 that holds two different approaches to faith in contrast: the approach of the scribes whose motivation is to build themselves up; and the approach of a widow whose motivation is to act in thankful response to the blessings that she knows from God. We are called to surrender ourselves fully to God – time, talents, and treasures – knowing that God will take all that we have and use it for good. And then we in turn become the helpers, as Mr. Rogers is known to say, bringing hope to a hurting world.

Mark 12:38-44

Surrendering Ourselves Fully to God