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God made the world for all, not for a few.

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  • The Peace Pulpit: We in the church today are suffering, as everyone knows, a severe crisis. Part of the problem is the wealth of the church and the wealth of religious leaders.
  • Related: Jesus exposed the delusion of wealth.

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Thomas Gumbleton, National Catholic Reporter

Nov 15, 2018 | As we reflect on the Scripture readings this evening, especially the Gospel, it's very important that we remember the context of what happens in the Gospel lesson. We're all very familiar with what we call the "widow's mite," that story of the widow who gave her last two very insignificant coins into the box for the poor. It's often used when people are trying to raise money for the church. Think about that widow; she gave everything. Can't you give something?

But in the context, Jesus really isn't focusing so much on what the widow gave, but rather on the failure of the religious leaders.

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Jesus exposed the delusion of wealth. Tom Ehrich, Morning Walk Media

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They were greatly astounded and said to one another, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible." (Mark 10.26-27)

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