ii. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. -------------------- It is easy to think that religious ceremony and devotion are more important than love for God and our neighbor, but this isn’t the case. And many who were rich put in much. This poor widow has put in more than all those who have given: Jesus did not say that she put in more than any one of them; He said that she put in more than all of them – all of them put together. You are therefore greatly mistaken.”. Pentateuch A generous owner allowed them to work in his vineyard, yet they turned against the owner and one day had to answer for it. 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If Jesus agreed that the tax should not be paid, He would openly declare Himself an enemy of Rome and be treated like a revolutionary. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? “Against them”: The chief priests, scribes and elders were completely aware that Christ was condemning their actions, but it only aroused their hatred, not their repentance. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said. When we don’t know the Scriptures, we don’t have an anchor for truth and belief. Mark 12 Then Jesus spoke to them in parables: "Once there was a man who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a hole for the wine press, and built a watchtower. In heaven, all of that changes. Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. iv. A parable about a landowner and his tenants. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”, Scripture quoted by permission. 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