Before this time of quarantine we may have been less aware of the simple gifts in life. Today’s Gospel gives us the view of Jesus as the ultimate financier. Can you imagine in this life if we knew of an account that would yield a 5,000 % yield? !!! We would be running to make a deposit! Here Jesus asks for the ‘little’ bread and fish to produce the bounty. We may be laughed at, humiliated or even disrespected for a small contribution to the world, by it’s weights and standards. However the world may not know the inner love that prompts that gift from our need, the going without so that others may have a little more. Jesus knows, we believe. Arrogance can crush simple beauties. While outside recently the gift came to the light. Everyone was masked-young adults on a picnic, a new mother with her newborn and many seeking light during the time of pandemic. Out of the blue someone yelled “Look, a whale!!” People ran, stood up and yelled “oh, awgh!!” Taking it in of this enormous creature swimming freely flipping and slapping down its tail to make a big “splash” to do it again and again to the delight of the onlookers. Skipping the camera, captivated by it all, only a small line was left by the time the remote thought of a photo ever entered the moment. We only had to listen and look to see the grandeur on full display. For a minute none was consumed by the virus, but were fed by God’s glory of creation. Only a little was needed. May our unbelief be healed and may we too exclaim, “ Look, it is the Lord! Come let us go to him!”
He works wonders and is indeed with us at all times!