September 29, 2013

I Want to Be that Lady

Passage: Jeremiah 22:1-8,1 Timothy 6:6-19

Ironic, don't you think, our money reads "In God We Trust, " yet we act as if we rely on it more? Jeremiah blasts the upper classes for the inequity of wealth; it reflects their not worshiping the Lord. Paul reminds Timothy that often wealth and status lure us away from placing our faith in God. In the Gospel, Jesus points out that the widows' mite was a much greater act of generosity than those who made large donations; she gave all she had. Today, as we take a good look at our stewardship, we give thanks for the witness and work of the Lutheran Women in Mission.