The widow’s mite is in direct contrast to the stingy Scribe. This story reminds us all that intentions matter. The gift of the widow comes from her substance and from a generous heart. The Scribe’s donation is small and it is only offered out of obligation.

When I make a gift what do I have in mind? What are my intentions when I offer to help someone?

O gracious God, may I imitate Your generosity. Your love is limitless and without condition. May I celebrate this gift by imitating it.