Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”Mark 12:41-44
Maybe I’m out of line here friends, but any time I see a social media post with some declaration about God and a request to like, share, or say “Amen” it stinks to me of pride and reminds me of “The Widows Offering.”
The pharisees would pray the loudest for their own glory. They would drop their coins into the collection jars from a great height so everyone would know what they did. In the mean time this lowly, humble widow gave all she could.
Every time I see those posts it disgusts me. Even more are the images who suggest prayer to anyone other than God or Jesus. It’s a “look at me! Acknowledge my faith, world!”. It’s a load of crap!
The Lord knows our hearts. When we like, share, or type “Amen” we serve no master other than the world for the adoration of our peers. We’re praying loudly in the public square for OUR glory, not HIS.
Maybe I’m out of line here, but maybe I’m not.
Don’t like or share this, just pray.