Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
One day during Jesus’ ministry, five thousand people in a desert were hungry. Two small fish and five loaves of bread were offered by one small boy. Five thousand people were miraculously given enough food by Jesus to be satisfied –and 12 baskets of leftovers were picked up by his disciples, so that nothing was wasted. This was not a one-off miracle. Rather it was pre-figuring of how Jesus, with the help of his disciples, feeds the hungry, both physically and spiritually whenever someone offers Him what they have. Even today, when I offer Christ Jesus myself and my possessions and allow him to take them, to bless them and to break them apart for re-distribution, I find myself being present at the feeding of the hungry –in church, on the streets, or in my own home. Today the provision of Christ Jesus is no less active than it was in his day – when all that we have is given up to him. Am I willing to give up what I have to feed the hungry in body in soul? Christ Jesus, help me help you feed the hungry.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27: )
Easter is the key to the kingdom, that kingdom that begins amongst us –or could, if we stopped living as if God didn’t exist.
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Alleluia, the Lord is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia.
A blessed and joyous Easter season to you !
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.