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|Widow touches very heart of God|
Mark 12:41-44 takes us back to the last week of Jesus' ministry. Scholars believe this to be Tuesday morning. Sunday brought the Triumphant Entry. Monday morning brought the famous event when Jesus cleared the temple (see last week's article). The rest of Monday is spent with His followers as He tries to prepare them for His crucifixion.
This Tuesday morning brings another confrontation with religious leaders. This is where Jesus offers the famous line; "Give to Caesar what is Caesars and give to God what is God's."
As the day continues Jesus discusses and teaches and preaches to the crowds that come and go. Finally, around mid-morning He walks away. He doesn't go far. As He observes the busyness that goes along with the preparation of Passover, He observes in silence. The scripture tells us that He cries. He cries for Jerusalem. "How often I have longed to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her chicks under her wing, but you were not willing?"
For the full column, see Page 5A of this week's Citizen.
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Jo Ann Cooper is a United Methodist pastor of the LA Conference.