Meeting Jesus at the Margins

One of the things the story of the widow’s mite in its full context (Luke 20:45-21:6) reminds us of is Jesus’ heart for those at the margins. Take a few quiet moments today to connect with that heart through these verses and the poem below. What thoughts, questions and emotions come up for you as you pray?

“Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.” Luke 24:10 − 11

Surprising Son of God
you revealed the truth to women 
who were not believed by men. 
You are in the voices of the unbelieved
and the ignored.
So bring us towards each other. 
Bring us towards
the truest truth. 
Because here, if anywhere, 
will we find you. 
-from Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community

HT: Fred Harrell at City Church San Francisco

For further reflection: City Church is grateful to be a small part of a much-needed collection of sermons and resources addressing domestic and sexual violence, compiled by Sojourners and released in the last few days. You can browse them and (for our devotional readers outside of Long Beach) find churches in your area involved in this important conversation at