Tuesday in Holy Week (part 1)

As A Hen Gathers Her Chicks

Matthew 23:37-39
Mark 12:41-44
Luke 21:1-4

Jesus declared, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Your people have killed the prophets and have stoned the messengers who were sent to you. I have often wanted to gather your people, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now your temple will be deserted. You won’t see me again until you say ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.‘ “

Jesus was sitting in the temple near the offering box and watching people put in their gifts. Jesus looked up and saw some rich people tossing their gifts into the offering box. He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. Jesus told his disciples to gather around him. “I tell you that this poor widow has put in more than all the others. Everyone else gave what they didn’t need. But she is very poor and gave everything she had. Now she doesn’t have a cent to live on.”

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