“For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44
Every year I preach a stewardship sermon prior to our annual pledge drive or ingathering of commitments. And everyone seems to recognize that it needs to be done, although it’s not something we look forward to. I remember one year someone shaking my hand on the way out of worship and saying something like “nice money sermon.” Honestly, I probably should preach about money more often than I do. Jesus certainly talked about it a lot more than we do in worship. We should talk more about it because our money is so connected to our hearts. Touch your wallet or your purse and pay attention to the feelings that wash over you. Gratitude, fear, joy, insecurity, pride, shame etc. Everything we do with our money is spiritual for better or worse. Jesus sees our hearts and the truth just as he did with the widow. We’ll talk more on Sunday about our wallets and our hearts. Bring both.