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2009, May 20

“The Widow’s Mite and Judging” by grego

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The Widow’s Mite and Judging
by grego
(c) 2009

I was reminded of a few verses in the Bible a few Sundays ago:

Mark 12:
41 ¶ And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Luke 21:
1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Matthew 7:
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

See, someone wanted a temple recommend. I didn’t even know who they were, they came so seldom, and figured there would be no way they would be able to get one. But I also figured, if someone wants an interview, I’ll oblige, and we’ll figure out what to do.

In the course of our interview, I learned that this person’s parents didn’t know of their Church membership; the parents had been against their joining, and was the reason for such low attendance.

Why did this person desire to go to the temple? This person had done genealogy, and had sent in over 100 ancestors’ names to the temple.

Of course much genealogy has been done in many “old”/ “multi-generational LDS families… but if you were to ask the typical LDS member how much genealogy they had done, I imagine most wouldn’t even come close to have spent the time necessary to process 100 names.

Though she might have “failed” in the eyes of many, I’m sure the Lord has been quite pleased with her efforts.

It was a touching experience.

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