Two Limericks for a Strong Widow


      Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” -Mark 12:41-44

TWO LIMERICKS FOR A WIDOW   ( adapted from traditional sources)


There once was a widow of prayer

whose pantry was utterly bare,

when all else was spent

she gave her last cent

as God’s own daughter and heir.

There once was a woman of Zion

with nought but her faith to rely on,

as she came to God’s house

rich fools saw a mouse

but to Jesus she was a lion.




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