This is one picture of a painting of the widow giving the little she had to the temple
This Sunday, in both the first reading and the gospel, we heard stories about two different widows who put what God was inviting them to first in their lives. Both likely had difficult lives filled with much hardship, yet gave to God before anything else. God provides for us in our need and always gives us strength to persevere despite hardship. God is truly our strength and refuge. His presence fills us with peace. Click here for a full text of my homily (though my actual homily varied considerably from this).