Widow’s Mite

From about the first day we opened our doors, we have had the privilege of serving, knowing and learning from Doris. Doris is a spunky, quick-witted and vivacious elderly woman. She wears bright colors and fun hats. She greets everyone with warmth and has a smile that could soften the hardest heart. She walks everywhere she goes.  She never misses a meal in the Community Kitchen. Doris lives on a fixed income and often is need of a little help.  One day as some of the staff were chatting in the office Doris brought her infections smile framed with tears of joy, and five dollar bill.  She presented it proudly through the window and declared, “I had five dollars left this month! The Hope Center has helped me so much. I hope this can help you keep on doing what you’re doing.”
We smiled and said thank you. As she and her blinged-out walker left we turned to one another and cried.  We know what $5 dollars in the hands of our God can do.

“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”Mark 12:41-44

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