What prompted the poor widow to give the two mites in Luke 21:1-4? I understand the moral of the story but I don't know what made her give the two mites.

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We are told absolutely nothing about the widow’s motivations in this instance.  Therefore, all we can do is speculate about why a very poor person would give so much of her money as an offering.

The most likely explanation is that the widow realized that, in some ways, she had much to be grateful for and that other people had it worse than she did.  As a poor...

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