Allen Goins (Florida, USA)
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Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.” - Mark 12:43 (NRSV)
As a young Annapolis plebe disembarking from the USS Newport News to tour the old brick streets of Lisbon, Portugal, I saw an old man in dirty clothing begging on the curb. I did not understand Portuguese, but his gestures were clear. My heart was touched, and I wanted to...
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