1 Kings 17:8-16 (Psalm 146); Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 | Semi-continuous first reading: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 (Psalm 127)
“Are you scribes gone awry?” Jesus asks us. “Have you got good religion?”
I remember seeing Helena, a widow, unfolding a $20 bill to put in the offering plate. I knew that her family was selling its possessions to pay the ransom for her only son, imprisoned by guerrillas.