Sunday Meditations: The Widow's Mite

The Widow's Mite: James Tissot

My lips say, "I want to give You all."
Yet I continue to give to You only out of my surplus of my heart,
holding onto those things I think I need.
I need only Your love and Your grace.
Like the poor widow who gave out of her poverty,
I too need to empty my heart to receive the bounty of
Your love and grace.

Take, O Lord Receive

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty,
my memory, my understanding and my whole will.
All that I am and all that I possess You have given me.
I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace;
with these I will be rich enough,
and will desire nothing more.
~St. Ignatius of Loyola