18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

July 27, 2020

The multiplication of the loaves and fishes reminds us that Jesus can make something out of nothing.  As God-made-man He had the power to multiply these elements to feed the multitude of people who had followed him to a deserted place, and now were experiencing hunger.  Perhaps sometimes we too feel like we have nothing to offer, only a few loaves and fishes (for so many).  However, through the blessing of God and His grace we can use well that which we have and are – whether we think it is a little or a lot – and offer it in gratitude to Him, and to share with others.  Jesus “raised his eyes to heaven”, and that is what we must do with our gifts and talents, seeking out God’s will, and how He wants us to use what we have and who we are, in order to continue making something out of nothing.