Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The phrase, "Widow's Mite," refers to giving of what we got, or of all we have. Hold nothing back. If we give our all, then do we not give both the good and the not so good, or the bad? Yes. Some of us think that since we have not much to offer in terms of talents, behavior, or skill, then we offer nothing. We hold back. We leave it to others to do something. I rather like to think that it is better to do something badly, then to do nothing at all. If you think something is worth doing, then give your all, both the good and the bad. Your action may not be perfect, but don't let that stop you. There is a prayer is the recovery program of drunks, that says this exact thing. They offer their Higher Power, both the good and the bad. To do nothing is the slippery slope to dark depression. I bet the widow felt better after she dropped her last two coins into the poor box. Hope, trust, and a positive attitude overcame depressing inertia.