Friday 28 April 2017
St Peter Chanel. Day of Penance.
Acts 5:34-42. Psalms 26(27):1, 4, 13-14. John 6:1-15.
One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord — Psalms 26(27):1, 4, 13-14.
Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?’
One of Jesus’ most memorable miracles unfolded because a generous little boy was willing to share his lunch. Little did he know that it would become a feast for thousands.
This story in John’s gospel is given for us. Jesus invites us to see the needs and problems around us, and not to get overwhelmed or pretend they don’t exist.
He asks us to bring our meagre offerings, giving thanks to God for them and to share whatever he gives us. We can be sure that it will be more than enough to fulfil his great plan.
Whenever we bring problems or needs to the Lord, he calls us to have faith.
The moment we say, ‘It may be impossible for me, but not for God’, we are opening the door to endless divine possibilities. Believe! Trust! Who knows how the Lord will multiply the bread in our hands?