Saturday, April 15, 2006

One Last Easter Post

In the parable of the midow's mite, Jesus observes that the two pennies that she gives is a greater offering that ostentatious alms of the wealthy.

Part of the gift is the sacrifice you make to give it. For men, money, time, and the familiar suffice.

But, if as we believe, God has limits, what gift may he give?

His dignity. The gospel story is that he, who is magnified, lauded, and praised every Sunday morning, decided to be born as a bastard, live as a wanderer, be forsaken by his family, and die in the most humiliating way possible.

It was God's mite.


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