May I share with you. I was touched by the homily of Fr. Max Gatela, OP yesterday (January 6, 2015). The gospel reading was from Mark 6:34-44 and this was about feeding the 5000 not counting the women and children. And when the apostles told him to let the people go because it was already late. His reply was
“Give them some food yourselves.” This same order is given to us now.
And how much was there?
“Five loaves and two fish.” It will not suffice. Same here when we are asked to serve people what we have. What we have will never suffice but when we believe in God who will work through us, we will be surprised to see miracles happen. What became of the 12 baskets of extra bread and fish? Of course, Fr. Max said, they were given to the boy who gave up all he had, who shared the bread and fish. When we share what we have with an open heart. God provides with even more. Our God of abundance cannot be outdone in generosity.
At the beginning of the year we give you this challenge 88MMM what is this? Will you allow God’s miracles to work in you and through you?