YEAR OF MISSION - 32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
This is such a beautiful narrative from Mark, the Jesus who notices even the little things. The poor widow with her two tiny coins is an echo of discipleship and the challenge that comes with following Jesus but she’s also a little glimpse of what is to come – Christ echoes her gift and gives himself totally and completely, abandoning himself as gift to rely on God alone. Everything that he has to give is given to the Father just as the widow abandons herself onto Providence. The cross which is growing clearer on the horizon for Jesus is that call to give everything. Jesus invites us to do the same in our discipleship: to hold nothing back and to rely on God’s goodness, to abandon ourselves upon him in the faith and the trust that with him we will have everything we need.