There was a great crowd and they listened to him eagerly. He said as he taught them, “Beware of the doctors of the Law, who love to walk up and down in long robes, receiving respectful greetings in the street, and to have the chief seats in synagogues, and places of honor at feasts. These are the men who eat up the property of widows, while they say long prayers for appearance’ sake, and they will receive the severest sentence.”
Once he was standing opposite the Temple treasury, watching as people dropped their money into the chest. Many rich people were giving large sums. Presently there came a poor widow who dropped in two tiny coins, together worth a farthing.
He called his disciples to him. “I tell you this,” he said. “This widow has given more than any of the others, for those others had more than enough for themselves; but she, with less than enough, has given all that she had to live on.”