Today’s Gospel has taught me several things:
1. When you are down, feeling empty and lost, you should first remember that it bothers and saddens Jesus so much to see you like that. His heart feels so much pity for you that He instantly decides to help you! So do not worry when you have troubles or problems because Jesus our God is the first one to know what our problems are even when we haven’t figured it out yet and He’ll be the one who fix it!
2. But we must remember as well that Jesus will help us solve our problem by not giving us instant help but by teaching us through many ways. This way of problem-solving isn’t understood or often misunderstood by many followers of Jesus. We live in a world where everything happens in instant. So we expect instant result as well. But Jesus knows intant experience won’t give you opportunity to learn. Process will help you identify your problem and eventually know the will of your God and therefore we will be help solving our problem in God’s way!
3.Jesus will help us by asking and sending some people to be His ‘middle-men/women’ to facilitate His will our troubles. We need to be alert because sometimes we take some people for granted in despite of these are people God send to us to help us! To be alert and aware, we need to learn the will of God. That means we have to grow more closely,intimately with Him, in Him by hearing His Word/reading the bible and receiving communion/going to the mass and receiving the sacrament of Eucharist.
4.If we want Jesus to help us, bless us and that we receive fruitful life, we must obey Him. Jesus asks His disciples what they have to feed those people and then He orders them things. Jesus also orders people to sit down in preparation of Jesus performing His Miracle. If we want Jesus to perform miracle in our life, first be a good disciple. Obey your Master, listen to whatever Jesus says to you and obey His word. Obeying means saying yes and doing whatever He asks you to do. And of course, have faith that He can do whatever you think it is impossible to happen or occur.
When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.
By now it was already late and his disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already very late.
Dismiss them so that they can go
to the surrounding farms and villages
and buy themselves something to eat.”
He said to them in reply,
“Give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Are we to buy two hundred days’ wages worth of food
and give it to them to eat?”
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.”
And when they had found out they said,
“Five loaves and two fish.”
So he gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.
The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.
Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples
to set before the people;
he also divided the two fish among them all.
They all ate and were satisfied.
And they picked up twelve wicker baskets full of fragments
and what was left of the fish.
Those who ate of the loaves were five thousand men.
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