Jesus calls attention to the “religion” of the widow who gave out of her poverty. Rather than applaud the well-adorned religionists with their wealth he pointed to the practice of the woman. Today we tend to applaud the religious celebrities – those we elevate. We like how they articulate our beliefs for us. We marvel at their grasp of our convictions. Yet, we may well be missing the practice of the faith of Jesus which often comes not in the glitz and glamor of the large conference but in the local, lonely devotion meted out for the world in the name of Jesus.