Rich Israelites had a lot of money and they threw large sums into the Temple donation box, while the poor widow only had two small coins.
It isn’t always easy to pray in your head sometimes. When we say prayers out loud, we hear them and can pay more attention to the words that we read.
The Great Lent is near. One always feels anxious approaching this point because it isn’t easy. It isn’t easy not just because you have to give up something but also because it is a very special season for your soul.