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.
April 16, 2021 Friday
Gospel: John 6:1-15
“Five barley loaves and two fish”
Our hunger pangs may be physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. And the most prevalent these days is “ayuda” to quench what the body needs, especially to those who have lost their means due to the pandemic. Is it sufficient to see us through these days?
While our body needs food, our spirit needs food too. And where to draw this spiritual food? Through PRAYER. Consistent, sincere and loving dialogue with Jesus allows us to listen to his plans for our welfare. He has our best interest at heart. And this mature dialogue will prompt us to respond to his call. He is a God of abundance. And from whatever little we have, we ought to give to those who are in need. There is nothing too little in what we can share generously just as the boy did in the parable. And when we do, we allow the spirit of multiplication to flow through us. God loves a cheerful giver!