Gospel: (Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44)
In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”
He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D.55, 162, 795)
Another time the confessor said to me, „Comport yourself before God like the widow in the Gospel; although the coin she dropped into the box was of little value, it counted far more before God than all the big offerings of others.”
Exclamatory Prayer: All for Jesus.
I am striving to do the will of God in all things. I do not desire a return to health more than death. I entrust myself completely to His infinite mercy and, as a little child, I am living in the greatest peace. I am trying only to make my love for Him deeper and purer, to be a delight to His divine glance…
➡ Jesus looks into the depths of my heart and sees every effort I make, every movement of my heart.
➡ Do I remember this in my daily life and try to do everything to be a delight to His divine glance, as St. Faustina?
➡ I will ask the Holy Spirit to ignite my heart with love for Jesus, so that I would do everything for the glory of God.