A reflection on Mark 12:38-44 contemplate how Jesus loved the poor and how the reader may help the poor. After reading Matthew 7:21 and 7:24-27, reflections include taking action rather than just believing.
In Mark 12:38-44, Jesus teaches his followers to beware of the greedy. He teaches the disciples that a poor widow who made a small donation is more invested than wealthy people who donate large amounts. Readers can reflect on Jesus' love of the poor and search for ways to help the poor in their own communities.
Matthew 7:21 and 7: 24-27 teaches how Jesus told the disciples that to get into heaven, they must do God's will, not just proclaim belief. Jesus says that those who obey have a solid foundation, like a house built on rock. Those who do not take action are like houses built on sand. Readers can reflect on what actions they can take to do God's work and ask themselves what sort of foundation they have built their houses on.