“Jesus noticed a poor widow putting in two copper coins.”

Luke 21:1-4

In today’s reading, we see the generosity of this poor widow. She gave everything that she had and had great faith that God would provide for her. Jesus noticed this widow’s offering and was touched by this loving gesture. Jesus today notices us in our daily lives and sees the offerings that we give to him each day, consciously and unconsciously. He knows our situation and sees the effort we make despite our circumstances. We may not be as poor as this widow, but we can be “time poor” for others, especially Jesus. Do we give our all for prayer? Do we place this time of prayer as a means of sharing our gifts with others? How generous do we give our time for others, our families, our friends? As we enter Advent, let us prepare our hearts to give generously with the time we have for others.