Giving from our poverty

Post date: May 27, 2016 2:52:11 PM

Giving from our poverty

If we find ourselves in a situation where we need to feed a crowd of 5,000 people, what would we do? The most practical thing to do is to find someone rich to donate the food. But in this week's Gospel scene, there were no rich persons around, only a young boy with his lunchbox of five loaves and two fish. What did Jesus do? He could have created some drama and turned the rocks into bread. Or made the fish jump up from the lake for the people to eat. But he made do with the resources he had on hand. He took the boy's meagre lunch and multiplied them for the masses. Later Jesus, himself, would become the Bread of Life which would be broken and shared amongst others.

In doing work for the Lord, we should not wait for someone "rich" to come along to give the big bucks.

There are no ideal conditions to start serving the Lord. We should all start giving from what we have, even if we have to give from our poverty.

God will take our gifts and multiply them for others.