Condemned or Commended?
As Jesus was bringing His ministry in the temple to a close, He expressed disgust at the religious leaders. He called them hypocrites and denounced them. Immediately following, we see the story of the widow who cast two coins into the treasury, which was all that she had. There is a reason God put these passages together, and what we see is a stark contrast between religious hypocrites, whom Jesus condemned, and a faithful widow, whom Jesus commended.