3rd of August- Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Small is Great

August 1st, 2014

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Reading                 :  Isaiah 55:1-3
Psalm                    : Psalm 145:8-9,15-18
Second Reading    :
Romans 8:35,37-39
Gospel                   : Matthew 14:13-21

 

Today’s Gospel suggests that one person can make a difference. Or rather, two people can make a difference: one person and Jesus. When Jesus asked the boy for his meagre offering he trusted Jesus and gave him the little he had: the five loaves and two fish. The boy gave what he had to Jesus. And Jesus shared the boy’s gift with thousands. This is the good news of today’s Gospel: that if we share what we have with Jesus , no matter how small and insignificant it is, he can make it bear fruit beyond our wildest dream. Today’s Gospel tells us that if we offer our talents and gifts to Jesus for his work, he can perform miracles with them.