I sometimes ask people, “When you get to Heaven, who’s the first person in the Bible you want to talk to?” We all get to see Jesus, so the answer has to be somebody else.
The apostle Paul, Peter, or John are at the first of many choices. I hear the names Moses, Abraham, and David. I’ve noticed that Jonah, Job, or the Samaritan woman at the well have never been mentioned. Of course, after people give their answers, they want to know my choice.
My preference depends on whether I’m wanting to see my greatest celebrity or someone I believe knew something I don’t yet fully understand. On the celebrity side, I most like Abraham. On the lesson side, I wonder what I most need to learn.
Might the widow who gave two coins in the Temple have the most to teach me about generosity?