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The Widow’s Mites

… but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

— Mark 12:44

All that I am — all that I have — I give.

— The Science of Mind, page 361

The Widow’s Mites

Remember the biblical story of the rich people who were donating large sums of money to the treasury? A widow appeared and cast in her last two mites. Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury … “

A few weeks ago, a remarkable incident happened to me. A dear friend was completely out of funds. I decided to give him everything that was in my wallet. I opened it and saw I had two dollars. I gave him the money. He was grateful. I thought nothing more about it. I finished my day at the church and drove home. I decided to stop off at my mail box to see if I had any mail. I opened it and saw it contained just one letter. As I picked it up, I noticed it had been forwarded from my last three addresses. The postmark told me it had been sent many weeks before. I opened it and read a beautiful note. Inside the note was a check for $400. “Thank you, God,” I cried aloud.

The next day at the church, I received two pieces of mail. One was a gift ticket to a very costly luncheon, and the other was a very small card. The card contained a gorgeous message, and inside was a check for $600!

In Science of Mind, we do not give to get, but we find that when we start giving, whether it be love, money, service, or support, it opens the door to the eternal givingness; of Life! All that I am — all that I have — I give.

Today I give at least one gift to another — no matter if it be large or small.

I don’t have to wait until I’m rich, or famous, or successful to give.

I don’t have to wait for a special occasion to give.

It doesn’t matter what I give,

or where I give,

or when I give,

as long as it is a gift of love.

All that I am — all that I have — I give.


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