The Bible: The Power of Rebirth

The Widows Offering

Reflection on the Gospel of the Saturday
In The Ninth Week Of Ordinary Time

 

Mark 12: 38-44

Many of the teaching of Jesus are in the form of Parable addressed to different groups of people. Some parables are for an ordinary folk, some are for the Pharisees, some of the Sadducees, some for priest, some for the scribes, and some are for his own disciples. His disciples he taught in a very special way and explained all the parables. Many a occasion Jesus warned his disciples and also suggested and advised them through parable. The today’s Gospel begins with Jesus warning his disciples about Scribes and their holier than thou attitude. Also he contrasts the scribes attitude with that of a poor widow who in humility and sincerity of heart expressed her love for God, quietly giving from the less she has.

The Scribes are well versed with the Law of Moses and instructed the people to follow the same. They always considered themselves as the privilege people of God. Very often they expected people to honour them in public place and they pretend as pious of God. They often concentrate on their own self and least bother about the life of an ordinary people. Jesus warns his disciples not to follow the footsteps of Scribes as they are condemned for their acts. We too are called to serve all people, prudently with whatever  gifts we are given, and bring glory to God.

Secondly, like widow in the gospel, we need to believe and completely depend on God’s providence and surrender to God all our needs and wants, in our mission and life. St. Paul throughout his mission solely depends on Gods providence and he taught his audience in the city of Philippi, my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4: 19 . To be a disciples of Christ one should follow the teaching of Christ and practice it in his life time, in the world.

Yes friends, as Romans 11:29 says, “…the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable,”  so be attentive to Gods call and work rigorously for the welfare of the people and build Gods kingdom in the world.

Search
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
2526272829  
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
24252627282930
31      
     12
       
      1
2345678
30      
   1234
262728    
       
  12345
2728     
       
    123
45678910
       
  12345
27282930   
       
      1
3031     
    123
       
 123456
28      
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
Suggested Posts
Categories
Daily Reflection
(917)
Programmes
(1)
Reviews
(1)
Entertainment Reviews
(21)
Ask Salvation Bible Cell
(1)
Tags
© 2023 SalvationBibleCell.com