You can cherish life and surrender it when you know that it is never insignificant, that your story matters, that you exist to love the author of our tale.
Jesus does not draw attention to the widow and her “two small coins” because he wants you to do some good work or to donate a certain percentage of your resources.
We experience the death of others—but not as they do. We only know that they are gone, and that fact alone is nigh impossible to comprehend.
The list of failures and disappointments in marriage is long, but just as our sins cannot cancel the goodness God gave us, marriage remains a singular channel of God’s grace.