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Fr Peters Homily
In the time of Elijah, a widow made a batch of scones for the prophet.
In the time of Jesus, another widow came to the treasury of the temple and put in two small coins. 
Something made their gifting special. The widow of Sidon baked the scones from the very last groceries she had left. For the widow at the Temple, from the little she had she put in everything.
There’s a third act of giving in the readings this Sunday, it is Christ sacrificing his whole self totally on our behalf.
Today’s readings show it’s not the amount of the gift that matters. It’s the love, the heartfelt love, from which our gift is made.
In our following of Jesus there are many ways in which people share, participate together, serving and helping one another.
Serving rather than being served?
Willing to support one another in times of need and celebration?
Always keeping people before our eyes.
Being gentle and understanding rather than hard and demanding.
Prepared to spend time with people rather than finding ourselves just doing a job.
Above all, remembering the merciful love of Jesus. What he said about the widow: “out of her poverty she put in everything she had.


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