41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on." (Mark 12:41-44)
The way we usually carry on you'd imagine that Jesus watches the collection plate like a hawk, biting His nails to the quick, hoping against hope that we'll give enough to finance His kingdom aspirations. That's basically how we think anyway.
But Jesus is not like that. Actually He's watching us. He's not bothered about what we throw in so much as what we hold back. For Him it's not the amount but the sacrifice that counts. Because - honestly - He's not on edge waiting to see whether His gospel agenda is financially viable. He's interested in the givers not the gift.
I was once staying with some millionaires in the States. They had a massive house, massive swimming pool, even a man-made lake stocked with fish. They called it a pond. It wasn't. It was a lake. My friend was also staying there and one night I wondered aloud to him how much the kingdom would benefit if they gave their wealth away. My friend was wiser. He said 'Maybe. But if they gave away more of their money, the real benefit would be for them.'
Jesus is not watching the missions giving fund. He's watching the givers. That's where His real concern lies.