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Tag: Pope Francis

The Politics of Widows’ Gifts—Mark 12:38-44 (Jan Rippentrop)

Often misread as a statement in praise of ‘sacrificial’ giving, Jesus’ observation concerning the widow’s offering at the temple is designed to condemn exploitative structures that prey upon the most vulnerable. We should not be able to read this account without reflecting upon comparable systems of economic injustice in our own day.