The parable of the widow’s mite is one that we often hear in connection to tithing, inviting us to give not just from our surplus but from a place that involves some sacrifice. This idea, though, of giving the “first fruits” to God is not just related to monetary gifts. God wants a relationship with us, and wants that relationship to be a priority. Do we treat it as such, or is it something we think about in the few spare minutes of our week?
Are we truly giving our best to our relationship with God, or is it something of an afterthought?
Do we set aside time for prayer, or do we squeeze it in for 30 seconds between eating breakfast and brushing our teeth?
Are we spending time with people who invite us closer to God?
How can you prioritize God just as the widow did?
—The Jesuit prayer team