First things first, do you need a little forgiveness in your life? God grants us unlimited grace and boundless mercy, and delivers it verbally to us in Holy Absolution. God’s gift is forgiveness in Christ!
The widow at Zarephath didn’t have anything, but gave anyways because she realized that she did have something to give, but it meant giving everything. We tend to hold tightly onto what we have, especially in times of trouble. We think about what we can give out of our things. God, however, gives all and desires all.
Jesus came so that we might have life to the fullest, and the Spirit of God breathes new life into us. We become fully alive when we live in the restored relationship with God, others, and creation – reconciled in Christ.