Friday, April 28, 2006

We can make miracles happen

Started today by going for Holy Mass. Something that was said in the sermon just stuck in my mind…

Today’s gospel was about how Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. For those who have not heard of this miracle I will give a summary of it.

Over 5000 people had come to listen to Jesus’ teachings and as meal time approached the disciples suggested that the multitude be sent to find food. Jesus replied to this by saying that they should feed the group without sending them hungry. When the apostles were trying to find a way of feeding the crowd a small boy approached them with his meal of 5 barley loaves and 2 small fish. Finally they took this to Jesus, then He took the loaves and fish, gave thanks to God and gave it to His disciples to distribute it to the people. When everyone had eaten their full, the disciples gathered up twelve baskets of leftovers!

I have read this a million times but today was the first time I actually thought about the boy and his act of kindness. A miracle was performed because this boy gave up the little he had. He could have kept it to himself thinking that such a little would be useless for such a crowd and that he might end up hungry in the end, but he trusted in God and gave it up which in the end fed the whole multitude.

How often do we think that our talents are insignificant and that it’s pointless even trying to do something with them. I believe that we all have the potential for making miracles happen, if we’d only give all we’ve got and trust in God. He will take our willingness to give ourselves and touch others through us.

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