“This is my blood of the covenant,” he said to them. “It is poured out for many. What I’m about to tell you is true. I won’t drink wine with you again until the day I drink it in God’s kingdom.” Mark 14:22–25 Click To Tweet
In our penultimate Weekly Focus, based on our Lent course in partnership with Hope, we see how Jesus didn’t just talk about being loving but showed his love through his actions. Although Jesus knew that many religious people would reject him and some wanted him dead, he chose not to stop them even though he had the power to do so.
‘‘True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude.’' William Wilberforce (1759–1833) Click To Tweet
Father in heaven, you see my heart’s attitude.
Please help me to put you first in my life.
I want to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Amen.
‘Jesus sat down across from the place where people put their temple offerings. He watched the crowd putting their money into the offering boxes. Many rich people threw large amounts into them. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins. They were worth only a few pennies.
Jesus asked his disciples to come to him. He said, “What I’m about to tell you is true. That poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. They all gave a lot because they are rich. But she gave even though she is poor. She put in everything she had. That was all she had to live on.”’
God is more concerned about the attitude of our hearts than the amount of money in our pockets. Whatever our background or position in life, Jesus wants to show us how much God loves us.