And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. (Mark 12:42 ESV)
Be concerned for the poor – but be no less concerned for us rich who claim not to be rich so we can excuse ourselves from giving.
Be concerned for the poor – but no less concerned for us who have done just enough to assuage our consciences, just enough to pat ourselves on the back, but not enough that we’ve ever felt sacrifice.
Be concerned for the poor – but be no less concerned for us who aren’t — because someday we will face Christ.