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From My Poverty

A Reflection on Luke 21:1-4

“But she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” (Luke 21: 4b)

Lord, I am so poor. There is not much left in my heart to give. I don’t want to give it. I want to cling to it because it is mine, it is me, my very self.

Yet even if it is me, it is not mine to cling to.

Oh, Lord, it is so little. Who could possibly want it? What good could it do? Does it really matter if I give it? Would anyone notice if I didn’t? It feels like the answer is no…

But You. You know, You notice, You want my gift. You cherish it. This tiny little gift of my heart, what little I have left right now… You still want it.

My Lord, reach down into my soul and take what little I have to give. I give it to you freely. But I know I don’t have the strength to do it alone. I need you to come into me and claim what is yours.

I have no idea what good it will do. I am completely clueless, staring into the blank void of what is to come. But that is how it needs to be, to be a more perfect gift.

So here I am, Father. I give you all. It is so, so little. But all. I don’t know what you want me to do. But I will keep on giving to you, everyday, from my poverty. Lord, take what is small and make it big. Take this small gift. Make it something beautiful for your Kingdom.

Because I love you, Lord.

by Katie

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