A Moment before the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Before anyone ever told us stuff like “actions speak louder than words,” we understood the difference. Between what we say and what we do.
And which one of them really means something.
In Biblical times, widows were some of the most poor and vulnerable people. They didn’t have what they needed to care for themselves. Let alone anything extra or leftover to give away.
Which is why their examples of lived faith are so powerful.
And why they are the models that the first reading and the Gospel give for our relationship with God.
Not because God wants money. But because God wants us.
All of us.
Not just our extras and leftovers.