Finding The Resources We Need
July 3O * Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time € Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little. John 6:7
The multiplication of the loaves and fishes demonstrates that grace is not bound by either logic or arithmetic. On perceiving a human need, Jesus does not resort to mathematical calculations to see if he can afford to feed the hungry; rather, he acts decisively, ignoring the seeming discrepancy between the number of people involved and the fragments of food available. In his presence, scarcity becomes abundance; when we turn to him in our own situations of want, we, too, will find all the resources we need to follow God's call.
May your peace flow among us like a life-giving river, 0 Lord.
2 Kings 4:42-44 9 Psalm 145:10-11,15-18 Ephesians 4:1-6 * John 6:1-15