"Then he sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting coins into it. Many rich people were throwing in large amounts. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, worth less than a penny. He called his disciples and said to them, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. For they all offered their gifts out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had to live on." Mark 12:41-43/Luke 21:4
"What does it mean to give responsibly and wisely? How can I honor getting out of debt while giving generously? How can I honor saving for the future or estate planning while giving generously? Since Jesus praised the poor widow for giving away everything, is it possible that He is asking me to worry less about saving for the future and to give more now?" - Journey of Generosity
This reflection question speaks to two issues common within our culture - Debt and Savings. It is probably not wise to ignore your debts. However, debt is a problem you don't have to keep solving. At what point do you say "Enough!". Yes, a plan is needed to get out of debt...AND, I will not return to this place of debt again. Savings might be a greater way for us to trust God...But that can't come from me. What is God saying to you concerning debt and savings? How is He asking you to approach each of these?