What is love? Love can only be shown or revealed when we comfort those in sorrow. We must do this in the name of Jesus with the purpose of imitating Him. We are required to use the three powers of our soul, the memory, understanding, and will. And we must be like a clean animal, the deer and climb the heights. All other feelings called love are actually dopamine releases. Such feelings are in fact using the five smaller gates to the soul, our eyes, ears, taste, smell and touch.
A very important part of God's plan is suffering. Suffering is necessary to experience love. Love means to comfort those who suffer. No suffering, no opportunity to experience love.
Saint Paul wrote the following:
2 Cor 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
1:4 who (who is referring to Jesus) comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
How did Jesus love us? The answer is found in the above verse when Saint Paul says "who comforts us in all our affliction". 2 Cor (1:4) How did Jesus comfort us in all our afflictions? Jesus "tasted death" by experiencing the total sum of all sorrows. This included the suicidal depressions of all men who failed their Final Tests. This massive amount of sorrow was experienced by Jesus when He was hanging from the Cross at noon to 3:00 PM on Good Friday.
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the Angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He (Jesus) might taste death for every one.
"Tasting death" means that Jesus experienced the suicidal depressions of every soul that failed their Final Tests. Jesus was tempted with suicidal depression because he felt the massive mountain of depression. We must study and contemplate Jesus Passion. The reason why we do this is so "we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God".2 Cor (1:4)
The 144,000 will be like stars in the night sky to comfort us as we walk through the "valley of death"; this will occur at our Final Tests. Our salvation will come from our appreciation of Jesus "tasting death". (Salvation means to escape the suicidal depressions that will happen to all of us at our Final Tests.) Do we appreciate how Jesus experienced the sorrows of every soul that has ever lived? Understand the warning and be not like the damned that has no appreciation for Jesus Passion. Jesus "tasted death" and the damned will not care. The question must be asked, how do we learn to appreciate Jesus Passion? We must study His Passion and comfort others who are in sorrow. In other words, we must love others in the way Jesus loved us.
Jn 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
13:35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The Bible uses the word "love" hundreds of times. In the Book of Corinthians, saint Paul defines love by writing.
1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
13:5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
13:6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
13:8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
13:9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
13:10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
13:13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
If we make others suffer, we do not know or understand love. That is why Paul wrote as he did in the above verses. Paul is writing on how not to make others suffer.
Again it must be said, our purpose on earth is to be on a journey using our soul (memory, understanding and heart.) The purpose of our journey is to learn and appreciate Jesus passion. We can only know love in two different ways. We can "suffer in the flesh" by offering Jesus most sorrowful passion. Or we can comfort those who are suffering.
Let's review how Jesus loved us. Jesus loved us by "tasting death". He experienced the suicidal emotions of the damned. If we appreciate how Jesus experienced the sorrows of every person, we must show our appreciation by comforting others who are suffering. If we repeat again and again our ability to comfort those who are suffering, we will come to realize the value of our actions and actually feel the emotion of love. This emotion is uncreated because love is the emotion found in God. Examples of created emotions are the seven deadly emotions. (Arrogance, envy, anger, spiritual laziness, lust, excessive wealth and pleasure.)
So why is Jesus called our Redeemer? The answer is that He paid our ransom. The term "ransom" is associated with a price or payment made to someone who is holding another captive. In this case, the price paid is the sufferings of Jesus by experiencing the depressions of the damned and the sorrows of the elect. Jesus freed us from the sorrows of depression by giving us a reason to live forever. His Blood causes intoxication in the hearts of all those that appreciate how He experienced the sorrows of mankind.
Let's combine the verses below to prove this definition of "love". (Love means to comfort those who are suffering.) In the Gospel of John, Jesus says if we love Him, we will keep His commandments. Saint Peter reveals in his Epistle how we can stop sinning.
Jn 14:15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Saint Peter reveals in his Epistle how we can stop sinning.
Pet 4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.
By suffering in the flesh we are told, by Peter, we will cease sinning. If we stop sinning, we will keep His commandments. In other words (By combining the verses above.) love means to suffer in the flesh. There will be protesters called protestants who will say it not possible to obey God's commandments. That we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. Rom (3:23) Such people will never talk about how Jesus called us to be perfect.
Mt 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
5:45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
5:47 And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
The question is this, how hard is it to become perfect? Or how hard is it to obey God's commandments? And finally, how hard is it to love Jesus and suffer in the flesh? The answer on how to accomplish all the above questions is through a "journey". This journey pertains to our souls. (memory, understanding and heart.) Reading one lesson on perfection will not make us perfect. But rather a life long journey of using our memories, understandings and hearts will allow us to move closer to perfection. But do not forget, we must also climb the heights like the deer and gather the pearls of great price. All of us must be "clean animals" climbing the heights and contemplating spiritual things.
Up to now, no one even knew Jesus "tasted death" by experiencing the total sorrows of mankind. This makes it impossible to understand "suffer in the flesh" as Peter recommends. "Suffer in the flesh" requires we know that Jesus was tempted with suicidal depression because He experienced the sorrows of mankind. In other words, it's a difficult task to appreciate Jesus compassion for us when we do not know about His compassion.
Love has two parts:
1) To comfort those who are suffering like feeding the hungry or helping the sick.
2) To offer the sorrowful passion of Jesus to the Father in order to plead on behalf of sinners. This is called suffering in the flesh.
The following are ways to suffer in the flesh.
1) The Mass
2) The Stations of the Cross.
3) Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Saint Faustina)
The above can be called graces from God. These graces train us to "suffer in the flesh." Repeating again, "suffer in the flesh" is to offer Jesus Passion to the Father to have mercy on sinners. We need the three powers of our soul, memory, understanding and heart to "suffer in the flesh". Our journey or goal is to learn and appreciate Jesus passion.
Jesus said the following:
Jn 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends.
Another way to say "lay down His life" is to say "tasted death". This verse is speaking about Jesus and how He took upon Himself the sorrows of all men. We can't experience another man's sorrows like Jesus did; however we can intercede on their behalf by offering the sorrows of Jesus to the Father. Or we can comfort those who are suffering with charitable acts of mercy like feeding the poor.
Give this some deep thought. Love and suffering can't be separated. Without suffering, no opportunity to show love.
1) Love and suffering can't be separated. Explain why this is true.
2) Jesus "tasted death", what does this mean?
3) Salvation means to escape the _______ _________ that will happen to all of us at our Final Tests.
4) The damned will have no _________ for Jesus Passion.
5) Love is an uncreated emotion. Name seven created emotions?
6) Which Apostle tells us how to stop sinning? Since Jesus suffered in the flesh, if we think about His Passion and suffer with Him by offering His passion to the Father to have mercy on mankind, this is called by Peter "suffer in the _____".
7) We are on earth because we are being tested. In this test, we must make a "journey". There are three parts to this journey, name all three.
8) God created every man with a soul. God expects us to do what with our souls?
9) What are the two parts of love?
10) We need grace in order to "suffer in the flesh". Our trainer called grace teaches us to offer Jesus ______ to the Father to have ______ on ______.
11) When people seek to satisfy their appetites they give birth to ________ children, that is, they give birth to many ________.
12) When we sin we do not love God and thus we do not love our ___________.
13) Good works done by a person who is in serious sin, his good works do not profit him for eternal life. Still, good works should not be abandoned either with grace or without, because every good is re¬warded and every sin is punished. How does God reward good works for a person in serious sin?
14) Every soul as soon as they come to know Jesus and His Passion, will reach out to love their neighbors. Because they see that Jesus' loves them even more than they do, they also will _____ them unspeakably much.
15) When a person has learned that she can be of no ______ to God, nor return to God the same pure love with which she feels herself loved by God, she sets herself to repaying God's love through the means God established by giving her _______________.
16) We must love our neighbors without any concern for our own spiritual or materi¬al profit, but only for the glory and praise of God's _______, because God loves them. In this way we will fulfill the whole Commandment of the Law, which is to love _____ above all things and our _______ as your very self.
17) Since many souls have become enemies of God because of their sins, God has given us away to pacify His _______. We can become His servants by caring enough to press God with our ______ and bind God with the chain of our desire.
18) The word alms come from the Greek word that means _______.
19) When Jesus says "provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out", what is He talking about?
20) In the Book of Sirach it say fine flour represents what?
21) Name the three parts that make a cereal offering and explain what is part represents?
22) Sometimes people do acts of charity to be seen by other people and are not doing it for God. Jesus warns us about that because He says we will not be ______.
23) Jesus calls souls who do good works as lights. "Let your light so ______ before men, that they may see your good works and give _____ to your Father who is in heaven.
24) The Angel named Raphael told Tobit and Tobias that almsgiving is so power it will deliver a person from ________ and purge away _______. Name two ways in which almsgiving will not save a person at their Final Tests?
25) In the Book of Sirach it says know whom you do a kindness. Give to the person that fears God but do not help the _______.
26) Almsgiving is completed when we do what?
God the Father spoke to Saint Catherine about good works.
God the Father said to Catherine that good works done by a person that is living in deadly sin will not profit that person for eternal life.
From section 46 of the "Dialogue", God the Father says the following:
Because they know neither Me nor themselves, they do not hate their selfish sensuality. No, they even love it. And in seeking to satisfy their appetite, they give birth to dead children, that is, to a host of deadly sins. But Me they do not love. And because they do not love Me they do not love their neighbors, whom I love. They take no pleasure in doing what pleases Me, that is, the practice of true and solid virtue. It is not for My own good that I am pleased when I see such virtue in you. You can be of no profit to Me because I am who I am and nothing is done without Me except sin.
And sin is nothing, because it deprives the soul of Me who am every good when it robs her of grace. So it is to your own profit to please Me, for I have everlasting life to reward you in Myself.
But the faith of these souls is dead, you see, because it is not carried out in action. Whatever they do profits them nothing for eternal life, for they do not have the life of grace. Still, good works should not be abandoned either with grace or without, because every good is rewarded and every sin is punished. The good that is done in grace (without deadly sin) is of value for eternal life. But the good that is done with the guilt of deadly sin is worth nothing for eternal life. Nevertheless, it is rewarded in other ways, as I told you earlier. Sometimes I lend them time, or I put them into My servants' hearts and because of their constant prayers they escape from their sin and wretchedness.
Sometimes they are not open to receive either time or prayer as a way to grace. Such as these I reward with material goods, treating them like animals one fattens before leading them to slaughter. Such as these have always resisted every approach of My goodness. They do some good, however though not in grace, as I said, but in sin. They were unwilling in these actions of theirs to receive either time or prayer or any of the other ways in which I called to them. But My goodness wants to reward them nonetheless for those actions, for this bit of service they have rendered. So while I reproach them for their sins, I reward them with material things. This makes them grow fat; but if they do not change their ways they will end in eternal punishment.
The paragraphs above are a warning to us when we do charitable works for the poor and sick, we must do them in the name of Jesus using the three powers of our soul. In addition we must be clean animals like the deer climbing the heights. What does this mean you ask? The simple answer is this, we must have a cheerful heart in the name of Jesus when we love others.
Now that you are aware that charitable acts are no value for salvation if done while in deadly sin, you will see examples of this. For instance if a famous celebrity were to help the poor in Haiti and you know he is not religious but rather he is very worldly, know that his good works will not save him at his Final Test. Other examples also include those who say they are religious or even Catholic priests and nuns. A persons sins will destroy charitable works in the eyes of God.
Charity For Others Is Drawn From God’s Charity.
From section 89 of the "Dialogue", God the Father says the following:
It is therefore essential that the soul be constant in her charity for her neighbors and in true knowledge of herself. In this way she will feed the flame of My charity within her, because charity for others is drawn from My charity, that is, from the knowledge the soul gained by coming to know herself and My goodness to her, which made her see that I love her unspeakably much. So she loves every person with the same love she sees herself loved with, and this is why the soul, as soon as she comes to know Me, reaches out to love her neighbors. Because she sees that I love them even more than she does, she also loves them unspeakably much.
Since she has learned that she can be of no profit to Me, nor return to Me the same pure love with which she feels herself loved by Me, she sets herself to repaying My love through the means I established- her neighbors. They are the ones to whom you must be of service, just as I told you that every virtue is realized through your neighbors. I have given you these to serve, everyone, both in general and individually, according to the different graces you receive from Me. You must love with the same pure love with which I love you. But you cannot do this for Me because I love you without being loved and without any self-interest. And because I loved you without being loved by you, even before you existed (in fact it was love that moved Me to create you in My own image and likeness) you cannot repay Me. But you must give this love to other people, loving them without being loved by them.
We Must Love Others Without Any Concern For Our Own Spiritual Or Material Profit.
You must love them without any concern for your own spiritual or material profit, but only for the glory and praise of My Name, because I love them. In this way you will fulfill the whole Commandment of the Law, which is to love Me above all things and your neighbor as your very self.
From section 7 of the "Dialogue", God the Father says the following:
The soul in love with My truth never ceases doing service for all the world, universally and in particular, in proportion to her own burning desire and to the emotional response of those who receive. Her loving charity benefits herself first of all, as I have told you, when she conceives that virtue from which she draws the life of grace. Blessed with this unifying love she reaches out in loving charity to the whole world's need for salvation. But beyond a general love for all people she sets her eye on the specific needs of her neighbors and comes to the aid of those nearest her according to the graces I have given her for ministry. Some she teaches by word, giving sincere and impartial counsel; others she teaches by her example as everyone ought to, enlightening her neighbors by her good, holy, honorable life. These are the virtues, with many others, that are brought to birth in love of neighbor.
Intercessory Prayer Calms God’s Wrath Against Sinners.
From section 15 of the "Dialogue", God the Father says the following:
Though I once reconciled sinners to Myself through the Blood of My Son, they have become My enemies. But I have one remedy to calm My wrath: My servants who care enough to press Me with their tears and bind Me with the chain of their desire. You see, you have bound Me with that chain- and I Myself gave you that chain because I wanted to be merciful to the world. I put into My servants a hunger and longing for My honor and the salvation of souls so that I might be forced by their tears to soften the fury of My divine justice.
Bring, then, your tears and your sweat, you and My other servants. Draw them from the fountain of My divine love and use them to wash the face of My bride. I promise you that thus Her beauty will be restored. Not by the sword or by war or by violence will she regain Her beauty, but through peace and through the constant and humble prayers and sweat and tears poured out by My servants with eager desire.
The word alms comes from the Greek word pity. Alms means charitable donations of money or goods to the poor or needy.
Lk 11:37 After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited Him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat.
11:38 The Pharisee was amazed to see that Jesus did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
11:39 The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
11:40 You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
11:41 But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.
1) "Give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you". In the previous section God the Father had told Catherine that we must be clean of serious sin for good works to profit us for eternal life. Jesus doesn't add this important part to His words, but in order to be clean, we must be free of serious sin and give to the poor.
Lk 12:28 If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
12:29 As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.
12:30 All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
12:31 Instead, seek His kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.
12:32 Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.
12:34 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
2) "Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy". The treasure that we will obtain in heaven is God's Seven Spirits. We will lose our human spirits with human emotions and thoughts and gain God's emotions and thoughts. The greater the treasure we store up, the greater we share in God's infinite Spirit.
From the book of Sirach it says:
Sir 35:2 In works of charity one offers fine flour, and when he gives alms he presents his sacrifice of praise.
1) "In works of charity one offers fine flour". Scripture has given us a definition of "fine flour". by saying it represents works of charity. In the Old Testament, God gave Moses the instructions about how the people would offer sacrifices to the Lord. God commanded the people to bring cereal offerings to the Lord. It says the following in the Book of Leviticus:
Lv 2:1 “When any one brings a cereal offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense on it,
2:2 and bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests. And he shall take from it a handful of the fine flour and oil, (olive oil) with all of its frankincense; and the priest shall burn this as its memorial portion upon the altar, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD.
2:3 And what is left of the cereal offering shall be for Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the offerings by fire to the LORD.
The cereal offering has three parts;
1) Fine flour
3) Olive oil
The reason why the cereal offering has three parts is that the Lord requires our works of charity to have a beautiful smell symbolized by the frankincense. Also our works of charity must be done with mercy symbolized by the olive oil. Frankincense is one of the three gifts brought by the three wise men. Frankincense is gum resin from a tree called Boswellia. By slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resins to bleed out and harden you will have frankincense. This resin has a beautiful smell when it is burned.
From the book of Psalms it says;
Ps 141:1 I call upon You, O LORD; hurry to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call to You
141:2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before You, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!
1) "Let my prayer be counted as incense before You". When we give alms to the poor, we must treat our charity as a prayer to the Lord to have mercy on their sorrows. If we do not have this intention, our charity will have no profit for us in heaven. From the Gospel of Mathew, Jesus says;
Mt 6:1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
6:2 “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6:3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
6:4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
1) "So that your alms may be in secret". By climbing the heights over and over again, a person will have many acts of charity. We are also required to be teachers too one another and we may have to reveal to others some of our charitable acts to encourage them to follow. It says in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said the following;
Mt 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
14:15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
14:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Raphael the Archangel.
The Angel Raphael preached to Tobit and his son Tobias the following:
Tobit 12:6 Then the Angel called the two of them privately and said to them: “Praise God and give thanks to Him; exalt Him and give thanks to Him in the presence of all the living for what He has done for you. It is good to praise God and to exalt his name, worthily declaring the works of God. Do not be slow to give Him thanks.
12:7 It is good to guard the secret of a king, but gloriously to reveal the works of God. Do good, and evil will not overtake you.
12:8 Prayer is good when accompanied by fasting, almsgiving, and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with wrongdoing. It is better to give alms than to treasure up gold.
12:9 For almsgiving delivers from death, and it will purge away every sin. Those who perform deeds of charity and of righteousness will have fullness of life;
12:10 but those who commit sin are the enemies of their own lives.
1) "For almsgiving delivers from death, and it will purge away every sin". The "death" in which this verse is speaking about is the "death" that most will experience at their Final Tests. But remember if a person gives alms so as to be seen by others or if that soul has not confessed is most serious sins, alms giving will not save that soul.
Tobit said to his son Tobias the following:
Give alms to the uprightly.
Tobit 4:5 “Remember the Lord our God all your days, my son, and refuse to sin or to transgress His commandments. Live uprightly all the days of your life, and do not walk in the ways of wrongdoing.
4:6 For if you do what is true, your ways will prosper through your deeds.
4:7 Give alms from your possessions to all who live uprightly, and do not let your eye begrudge the gift when you make it. Do not turn your face away from any poor man, and the face of God will not be turned away from you.
4:8 If you have many possessions, make your gift from them in proportion; if few, do not be afraid to give according to the little you have.
4:9 So you will be laying up a good treasure for yourself against the day of necessity. (Refers to the Final Test. God will protect you.)
4:10 For charity delivers from death and keeps you from entering the darkness;
4:11 and for all who practice it charity is an excellent offering (Cereal offering) in the presence of the Most High.
1) "Give alms from your possessions to all who live uprightly". What good is giving alms to people who refuses to change their lives away from sin? We must preach to them the Gospel. If they refuse to listen and act upon it, we must refuse our alms. The following is from the Book of Sirach.
Sir 12:1 If you do a kindness, know to whom you do it, and you will be thanked for your good deeds.
12:2 Do good to a godly man, and you will be repaid— if not by him, certainly by the Most High.
12:3 No good will come to the man who persists in evil or to him who does not give alms.
12:4 Give to the godly man, but do not help the sinner.
12:5 Do good to the humble, but do not give to the ungodly; hold back his bread, and do not give it to him, lest by means of it he subdue you; for you will receive twice as much evil for all the good which you do to him.
12:6 For the Most High also hates sinners and will inflict punishment on the ungodly.
12:7 Give to the good man, but do not help the sinner.
1) "Give to the good man, but do not help the sinner". We are all sinners, but many sins are deadly. When a person refuses to seek the Lord and it's obvious by their actions they are sinning seriously, we can withhold their bread. But be warned not everything you see is obvious and thus you could make a rash choice and call someone sinful and they are not. Recall how the Pharisees called Jesus a sinner.
When we give alms we also must be preachers of the Gospel. We must not be afraid to teach others the graces that we have been taught. We must teach what is sinful and what is virtuous and reveal to others the emotions of Christ. Giving alms is not enough but almsgiving must be completed by preaching grace. Let this be a warning to those who claim to be religious. In the United States it's easy to see how many Catholic nuns do acts of charity, but fail to teach the Gospel to those they help. The Gospel includes telling people about sin like, abortion, sexual sins like birth control and fornication. The Catholic nuns in this country say nothing about such sins and even speak at liberal locations that do not even fear God. Their charitable acts will not help them at the hour of their death.
Mk 12:41 And Jesus sat down opposite the treasury (refers to Temple treasury), and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.
12:42 And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny.
12:43 And He called His disciples to Him, and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.
12:44 For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.”