February 10, 2018 - Saturday
In today's gospel, we are brought to another miracle--Jesus feeds the 4000 who were with Him in a deserted place. This time, Jesus did not wait anyone's cry of hunger. Moved by compassion, He himself takes the initiative to give the people something to eat. And with all that they had--seven loaves and two fish--Jesus was able to feed the crowd.
At times, we struggle in thinking that we are not enough, we cannot give or haven't accomplished anything yet in life. Jesus assures us that in those moments, we need not to look for worldly things or do great shows to feel adequate. Just like how He was with this large crowd, He too, is the one to suffice us with even more than what we need.
Do you have something to offer to Jesus today? Whatever it may be --- whether a grateful or broken heart, affirmations or insecurities, a minute or hours of time, give it to Him. And surely, Jesus would be happy to accept it and bring life through it. For Him, you have always been enough. Trust. He is in charge.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.