For they all gave out of their abundance (their surplus); but she has contributed out of her lack and her want, putting in all that she had on which to live.
Sacrificial giving is the key. “To whom much is given, much is required”. The widow gave everything she had; trusting God would provide her needs. That goes for the wealthy too. The relative giving of those with abundance did not correlate to a posture of dependence the widow had. This dependence is what pleases God. Ummm…I have a lot work to do in this arena.
And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [laid up to be kept], He said,
As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
The verse Psalms 27:4 comes to mind. Look this one up – our focus of admiring beauty should be one direction.