Ordinary 28 – Yes, God still works miracles. But often times the healing we need is for problems we didn’t know we had. Hardships are opportunities to grow in love and relationship, and to become more grateful. St. John Henry Newman, Pray for us!
Jesus made the disciples sail into a storm. But Peter keeps his eyes on Jesus and he can walk on water. Elijah keeps his ears open for God and he can weather any storm. We can practice this by looking people in the eyes and trying to notice their eye color. Keeping our eyes on Jesus helps put everything in perspective. Keep listening for the voice of God you will hear: “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
The disciples have just a few loaves and fish. It’s not enough to feed themselves, let alone a whole crowd. So often we come up short. We never seem to have enough time, money, or resources. Give the little you have to Jesus and He will bless it and multiply it. By yourself, you’ll never have enough. But you and Jesus — that’s more than enough.
Lent 5 – Have you prayed and pleaded like Martha and Mary — and now it feels “too late” for an answer from God? Miracles are happening around us even in our own day. They remind us to trust that it’s never too late for God. Do you believe this?