Date: November 13, 2014 08:44AM
In doing a search for "the essays" on lds.org, I came across this painting on the "widow's mite". This LDS version of the story, done as a painting, struck me as being pretty awful, as was the accompanying article.https://www.lds.org/church/news/sister-burton-use-resources-to-improve-learning-and-teaching-?cid=HPWE110514460&lang=eng
"But as we think about what the young mother is doing, giving two mites, all she has, surrounded by her onlooking hungry children, the lesson becomes poignant as she who has very little gives all she has to help others."
To me it seemed that Jesus and the disciples should be coming over to STOP her from giving her last farthing, and should be GIVING HER support instead. But no, they're just kinda hanging back there, probably rubbing their itchy fingers together, with the key to that great big padlock resting securely in their pocket.